Kristi Roe-Owen

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Tulsa, OK
Northeastern State University
Neurodivergent Travel, Family Travel, U.S. Midwest Destinations
  • Kristi has taken many a road trip to watch her favorite bands play. She's seen more than 300 concerts and traveled to Bonnaroo Music Festival seven times. Her oldest son even learned to walk there.
  • A huge fan of quirky roadside attractions and museums, she has traveled to 30 U.S. states and is constantly searching for obscure theme parks and curiosities hidden off the beaten path.
  • A parent of three quirky, creative teens, Kristi has written extensively about family travel and autism advocacy for her award-winning TulsaKids Magazine parenting blog Coffee Nebula on


Kristi is a Tulsa, Oklahoma native who has been working as a writer and editor since 1998, when she got her start writing music, film, and food reviews for a local rag called Infinity Press. Through the years, Kristi has written for many digital and print publications including Film Fracture, VOX Magazine Oklahoma, and Oklahoma Music Magazine. Today, Kristi is a regular blogger and contributor for TulsaKids Magazine as well as a feature TV and film writer for Looper. Her blog Coffee Nebula earned the 2021 and 2022 Parenting Media Association Gold Blogger Award. Kristi's writing can also be found on


She earned her associate's degree in Humanities at Tulsa Community College, where she first fell in love with applying literary analysis to film in a Film Theory class. While earning her bachelor's of English and Poli Sci and most of an MA at Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, she perfected her ability to overanalyze everything, much to her family's chagrin.
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