Kristin (Otterson) Cronic is an artist and United States Naval Academy (USNA) graduate. She has a BS in Naval Architecture and was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer in 2011. She served as a naval officer until 2017, deploying twice on ships. Kristin pursued an informal art education in her free time. She has dedicated recent years to documenting the midshipman’s journey through painting under the alias “Easel on Stribling,” painting over 150 pieces about USNA. She has an MFA in Visual Art from Jacksonville University. She resides in Florida with her husband, Caleb, and their three children.