Senior Manager, Communications and Marketing
Kristy is an established communications and marketing professional with expertise including graphic design, marketing, media, and website/email communications. She regularly enjoys the outdoors, and joined the Texas Trees Foundation (TTF) in June 2022.
Prior to joining TTF, Kristy worked in multi-faceted marketing roles covering healthcare, hospitality, oil and gas, private golf and country clubs, higher education – and now the environment.
She graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from UT Dallas, and M.L.S. in Arts and Culture from SMU. She has obtained many certifications including project management, user experience (UX) design, English as a Second Language (ESL), and received several graphic design awards for print & digital communications (Award of Excellence, APEX Awards for Publication Excellence (Campaign Category); Winner, Team of Excellence, ClubCorp Annual Award Ceremony; Winner, Website Redesign Award, Imaginuity).
Her career had its beginnings at a boutique advertising studio, and she later joined SMU’s Dedman School of Law as its Director of Communications and Marketing. While there, she valued being a member of the Woman’s Club at SMU, and being involved with numerous national and international conferences spanning from a historic visit by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination and the Warren Commission, among dozens of other world-class academics and symposia.
She currently gives of her time at Literacy Achieves as a substitute ESL instructor, volunteers privately as an ESL tutor, and teaches cycling at SMU.
A highlight of her experience thus far at Texas Trees Foundation is working among the many certified arborists on staff at the Foundation and learning about different species of trees, how trees cool themselves, drought-tolerant trees, the importance of land use planning in the building process, the awe-inspiring composition of our ecosystem, among many other environmental topics related to trees and tree planting.
She enjoys the writing, education, and photography aspects of her work at the Texas Trees Foundation and an important phrase for her is “grow where you’re planted” – in addition to – “work hard play hard!”
Kristy is committed to advancing the worthy cause of tree planting and education, and advancing the green legacy of Texas Trees Foundation as an invaluable resource to our community.