Profile on Local Civic Leadership

Kristi, a La Jolla native, is a graduate from La Jolla High and USC, where she received a B.S. in Public Administration with a minor in Business. Having a love for fashion, Kristi became a part of “Teens in Fashion” on behalf of JC Penney and onto management positions with Bullocks-Wilshire, Robinsons-May, before changing career paths to Banking, becoming a paralegal and ultimately a Property Manager.

With a passion for volunteerism, Kristi became active with Starlight Society, serving as President, the Junior League, by serving on their Board of Directors and chairing numerous events. Spreading her wings, Kristi became involved with the Globe Guilders, chairing their annual fashion show in l996, followed by chairing the Country Friends ‘Appearance of Autumn’ fashion show in l997. Becoming active in Thursday Club has brought joy to Kristi as well as being a part of the Gold Diggers, Angels of Aseltine, Co-chairing the Charity Ball for RCH, and serving as Honorary Chair for St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, A Bridge for Kids and the San Diego International Film Festival.

Adopting three beautiful children in l997, l999 and 2000 did not slow Kristi down. Kristi went on the Co-chair the St. Germaine Silver Tea, was honored as a Woman of Dedication for the Salvation Army and chaired the event the following year. A member of Las Patronas, Kristi chaired several committees and Co-chaired the Jewel Ball in 2010. Kristi was President of Muirlands Middle and sat for several years of the LJHS Foundation Board. Chairing the Vista Hill Fashion show in 2014, Kristi went on to Co-chair, then chair, the Patrons of the Prado MASTERPIECE Gala, the San Diego Police Foundation Gala in 2018 and 2019; Co-chaired the San Diego History Center Gala in 2018 and 2019 and will Co-chair the Friends of Balboa Park luncheon in 2020 as well as the San Diego Zoo Global RITZ Gala in 2020. Meals on Wheels has been heartfelt throughout Kristi’s volunteer career, where she continues to deliver Meals to homebound seniors.

Quite a ride and the best is yet to come!

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