Kristen joined the Staff in March 2023. Her passion for the Recovery Community and skills have quickly made her an asset to the team.
What was the best concert you ever attended? N*SYNC and KISS are the only two concerts I’ve ever been to, aside from my sister’s choir concerts growing up.
Where’s your favorite place in the world? Anywhere away from the city, where the sky is blanketed with stars.
What are you passionate about? I am really passionate about staying plugged into the Recovery Community. It enables me to help newcomers find strength through God and the 12 Steps and has afforded me a whole host of friends.
If you could visit anywhere in the world, you’ve never been, where would you go? Thailand, hands down
What was your first job? The front desk at a cheerleading/tumbling gym.
Have you ever met anyone famous? The late Thomas Kinkade, Peyton Manning, Owen Wilson, Scotty Pippen
If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be? Public speaking. I tend to have trouble breathing when speaking in front of large groups and can’t tell if I’m saying real words or just making funny noises.
Who is someone you really admire? I really admire my parents for how strongly they love. They are the most selfless, warm, and caring individuals in existence, and words can’t express how blessed I am to call them family.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?
“Your experience is now your tool to help others build a new life. Keep your tool sharp by using it all that you can.”
When looking back at your youth, what was your silliest fear?
Butterflies! Still not a fan, especially if you disregard their wings and look into their eyes. I was “attacked” by a swarm of butterflies in a greenhouse as a kid and haven’t been the same since. I was a silly kid!
How do you want to be perceived, and what do you want to be known for? I hope to be known for having a loving, kind heart. I used to think I didn’t like people but was just too clogged up with insecurities and fear to feel the warmth and connections that I treasure today.