Kristin grew up in Silverton, Oregon and studied English Literature and French at the University of Oregon, Western Oregon State College and the Universite de Poitiers in Poitiers, France.
Kristin credits her business sense from her father who owned a small farming implement business for over 45 years. She spent summers working at the shop and learned firsthand what it took to run a family business. Growing up, she imagined herself as a “Big City” girl living in Seattle or Chicago. Little did she know Salem, Oregon would be her future home where she would one day raise a family and own a successful architecture business.
“If you asked me where I would be in my career 20 years ago, there is no way I would have answered with ‘As an owner of an Architecture firm.’ Looking back over my career, I’m proud of what I have accomplished. I’ve worked hard, been dedicated to the relationships I’ve built and learned everything I could, short of designing and drafting. I leave that to the professionals although I do like to give my 2 cents every once in a while.
As a shareholder with Lenity, Kristin’s responsibilities encompass leading the Business Administration and Finance Department. She is intimately involved with the overall direction of Lenity’s professional business practices and client services concerning contractual responsibilities. Kristin handles employee relations and the day-to-day operations with a great mix of poise and strength. With her commitment and resolve, she has helped shape the culture of Lenity Architecture with her lead-by-example style. She takes pride in cultivating “The Lenity Way” each and every day.
With over 20 years professional experience with Land Use Approvals, Project Management and Office Administration, Kristin is a natural mentor to employees. Her ability to effectively manage each project enables Lenity Architecture to consistently provide quality projects to our clients. She is also the head trend-setter and keeper of the peace.