Kristyn joined the MCEDD team as an Industry Engagement Manager in the summer of 2022. In this role, she supports the Gorge Tech Alliance and oversees resource and networking opportunities for a variety of regional industries including technology, arts & culture, value-added agriculture, and manufacturing in the food & beverage sectors.
Prior to joining MCEDD, Kristyn held professional positions in human services, arts and education, event planning & grant writing, and the craft beverage industry, along with other small entrepreneurial endeavors. Outside of Project Management work, she remains a co-owner of a brewery cidery in Hood River, Oregon and serves on the Executive Committee of the Northwest Cider Association.
Kristyn attended Antioch University Seattle, graduating with honors with a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling. Kristyn has been in the Northwest for 19 years and currently lives with her husband in The Dalles. In her personal life, she enjoys spending time near bodies of water, podcasting, making pasta salad, laughing with friends, and instigating impromptu dance parties.