Board of Directors, Board Member
Kristen first learned about Ruff Start Rescue® in 2011 when she adopted her husky/cattle dog/border collie mix, Honey, through the rescue. She continued to follow Ruff Start® through the years, impressed by the difference the organization has made. When the opportunity to join the board of directors arose in spring 2019, she was excited to be able to bring her passion for animals and work experience together.
Kristen brings over 15 years of human resources experience from the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. In her current role as a Sr. HR director for a global organization, she is focused on global business partnering, talent management and diversity, equity & inclusion.
Kristen has an M.B.A. from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a B.S. from St. Cloud State University in operations and human resources business management. Kristen is an avid yoga practitioner and enjoys traveling. She and her extended family have four dogs, including Honey, and she resides in St. Louis Park, MN.