Kristen was born and raised in San Ramon, California and attended Sonoma State University, where she participated in a variety of academic programs and clubs including the Business and Economics Interest Group, the Business Mentor Program and the Sports Business Club. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a Management Concentration, Kristen moved to beautiful Santa Monica for a change of pace and to soak up the Southern California sun.
Kristen brings to JVM over a decade of customer service experience working in retail and hospitality, and assisting Sonoma State students and faculty. Before joining JVM, she spent nine years building her career at Target. Starting as a cashier in high school, she rose through the ranks and eventually moved into an Executive Manager position after obtaining her degree. Kristen cultivated a diverse skillset, leading people, managing business operations, mentoring interns, piloting headquarter programs, and training new executives as the appointed District Trainer.
Kristen currently resides in Lafayette with her husband, Michael, and their two Bengal cats. In her free time, Kristen enjoys hiking, spending time with family, trying new craft beers and watching hockey with her husband. Go Sharks!