Crystal Hutchinson grew up in Ness City, Kansas. She attended Fort Hays State University and received her Bachelor's in Communications in 2001. She married Brain Hutchinson and moved to Meade for 3 years, then back to Hays for 2 years. After moving to Ellsworth in 2009, Crystal started as the library/office aide in the EJSHS library. She started her Master of Library Science degree in 2010 through a distance program at Emporia University. She has two children, Elijah and Acacely. The family pets are Blue (a lab) and Oreo (a terrier/schnauzer). Any free time Crystal has is spent reading.