Kris has a multitude of experience in the public affairs, advertising, marketing, branding and food industries. Her strengths lie within strategic outreach, branding & positioning and problem-solving, especially when it comes to areas of influence. She is also highly skilled in crisis communication, mass communication and new media tactics.
With a very wide skill set, Kris is able to strategize and conceptualize effectively and efficiently in both accounts and creative sides. She is an accomplished copywriter, art director, a social media influencer, food developer, blogger and published author. She has worked professionally with large brands, local governments,non-profits, restaurants, sporting-events, start-ups and local small businesses.
Kris first entered the Public Affairs arena working for what is now Manolatos Nelson Murphy (formerly Bob Nelson Associates). In this role, she lead the creative output of the successful City of San Diego Measures A, B and C campaign; California Teacher’s Association’s yearly Back to School campaign as well as various projects for San Diego Municipal Employee’s Association (SDMEA) and California American Water, to highlight a few.
Kris has a deep love for connecting people with opportunity and a passion for helping her underserved community. She has recently been appointed as Board Chair of Border View Family YMCA. Another passion of hers is food and cooking. She has developed content for audiences on a global scale for sites like Bluprint, a division of NBC Universal. Kris currently partners with a local urban garden sharecrop to bring their “harvest kitchen” concept to local elementary schools. She also writes the monthly food column for Star-News in Chula Vista and National City.
By way of her US Navy family, Kris arrived in San Diego at nine years-old and has never once considered leaving. Kris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising. She loves to read, cook, hike and explore “hidden” San Diego. Kris resides near Imperial Beach with her husband and two daughters.