I want to know the ‘why’ so I can be strategic and thoughtful with all marketing decisions regarding an organization or brand.
Education: Bachelors in English and Creative Writing, Hollins University
Cristen grew up in Northern Virginia and attended college in the glorious Blue Ridge Mountains. Two weeks after graduation, she headed west to experience big-city living in Chicago—just three blocks from Wrigley Field and those lovable Cubs. She spent her days in the world of experiential marketing—creating major memorable events for Walgreens, Old Style Beer, and Verizon Wireless.
After too many cold winters, she headed south to Austin, where she's spent the last 11 years working with great organizations like the Texas Restaurant Association, Save the Children, the ALS Association, and the National Kidney Foundation.
Cristen has spent her entire professional career in marketing and client services—ensuring her clients' stories are told and expectations are exceeded.
In her down time, Cristen and her husband enjoy visiting all of the breweries and craft beer joints Austin has to offer.
- Her two cats, Marlow and Daphne
- Watching football on Sundays (Go Pats!)
- Winnie the Pooh
- Meeting new people
- Bad pet owners
- Being late!
- Not sending RSVP responses
- Sandals with socks
- Has visited 42 states in the U.S.
- Favorite holiday: Halloween.
- The perfect dessert? Cupcakes.