Kris Winchell is responsible for overseeing the Space Foundation Discovery Center field trip and educational program reservations, as well as supporting various facility events. She also manages the scholarship opportunities to the Space Foundation for schools throughout Colorado. In working with the Discovery Center team, she is responsible for logistics and coordination of various educational projects and Discovery Center programs, including Spring Break STEAM and the Explore Space Experience.

She earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from New Mexico State University.

Winchell and her family made Colorado home in 2006 after having the opportunity to live in different parts of the country and overseas with the Air Force.