Kristen believes in using the power of story, relationship and resource to change people and communities. She joins the KRENNY team while also serving as the V.P. of Media and Business Development for The L.A. Kitchen. She most recently worked with Oscar nominated and Sundance Award Winning filmmakers Lee Hirsch (Bully) and Lucy Walker (The Crash Reel) to create local and national grass roots and social media engagement campaigns. Prior to independently developing various film campaigns, Kristen worked at Participant Media, where she was responsible for social engagement and cause marketing campaign direction for each of their feature films and documentaries (including The Help, Contagion, A Place at the Table and Last Call at the Oasis).
Prior to Participant Media, Kristen spent two years at Causecast, where she served as Director of Nonprofit Relations. While at Causecast she was responsible for managing nearly 100 nonprofit clients, integrating new media tools into their strategy and models. Before joining the Causecast team, Kristen worked for three years at the CAA Foundation, bridging the worlds of nonprofit and entertainment. Her first and most profound gig out of school was at Hollygrove, a residential facility in Hollywood for children removed by DCFS as a child care counselor.