Kristen is the Strafford County 4-H Program Manager. She comes from a non-traditional education setting that focuses on experiential learning. She has managed a number of non-profit out of school time programs, as well as taught Pre-K in nature based programs. Her career has focused on limited resource families, volunteer management and using her background in trauma informed practices to be a mindful and intentional educator. She is now the professional development co-chair of the Youth Empowerment Task Force, which focuses on Youth-Adult Partnerships (YAP) for the National Association of 4-H Extension Educators.
Kristen holds a MS in Family Science with a specialization in Adolescent Development from UNH and a BA in English and minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders from UNH.