As V.P. of Finance and Administration, Kristen takes on a number of tasks involving overseeing financial and human resource efforts, and coordinating strategic development planning. Kristen is heavily involved in linking Plant With Purpose’s transformative work in the field to our U.S. headquarters. Drawing on her background in Organization Development and applied behavior science, she believes in designing learning and development practices that begin with the self as key to understanding each person's unique role in team dynamics. Kristen believes that as followers of Christ, we are called to create relationship-based community-oriented workplaces that are filled with love and care. By focusing on holistic well-being, accepting all facets of diversity, and loving and caring for all of humanity, she strives to develop people that lead from the head and the heart.
Among Kristen’s many accomplishments has been her direct involvement in building our finance, human resources, and information technology teams from the ground up. Kristen has been a driving force behind our efforts thus far, but she is most excited about the future of Plant With Purpose. She believes we could all use a little more love and kindness in our lives, and that there is no limit to the amount of love we can extend to others. Kristen is currently working on fulfilling her life-long dream of learning Mandarin!