Cristina lived in an NT property that was open to the public; she moved there with her husband and three children in 1997.

Having previously had a career in fund-raising, sponsorship and special events for the Royal Academy of Arts and then the Royal College of Music, Cristina helped to establish Philipps House as a venue for weddings. In 2007 Cristina qualified as a teacher of English and now works full time in teaching, She has served on the TANT committee for several years and in 2010 was elected onto the Council of the Trust as its first ever Tenant Custodian member. Having  had their own issues as tenants of the Trust, Cristina is keen to help encourage good practice in the Trust’s dealings with its tenants and to help improve landlord tenant relations wherever they are strained, in accordance with the ethos of Trust founder, Octavia Hill.