Kristen hopped on the wild, joyful ride that is Bakersfield Angels when the chapter launched in 2020. It is one of the distinct privileges of her life to watch Bakersfield grow into a community ready to wrap its arms around children, youth, and families experiencing foster care. Kristen is a natural advocate, communicator, and nurturer, so case management is a perfect fit!
Her heart for children with hard stories stems from having four close relatives who are adopted. She received a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Cal Poly, SLO in 2008 and worked in private adoptions prior to devoting almost a decade to full-time parenting. When she heard about Bakersfield Angels, she just knew it was her next right step and has been deeply thankful to get to know such phenomenal staff, families, and kids.
Kristen absolutely loves being married to Joe--her patient, fun best friend--and parenting their four rascals. For ideal self-care, Kristen enjoys workout classes, trying new restaurants, talking personality types, or swimming in the backyard with the family.