Kristina grew up in a suburb outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has had animals in her life from the very beginning. Growing up with dogs and later horses, cats and rabbits—protecting and fighting for animals has always been important and a central theme in her life. She moved to San Francisco in 2007—driving cross country with her cat in the back seat. After moving to San Francisco, Kristina began a career in Development at the California Academy of Sciences during the Campaign for the New Academy, and has grown in her roles as a Fundraising professional. Kristina has also been involved in the Milwaukee and Bay Area music scenes – after touring North America with several bands, she holds a position at the fabulous Fillmore for fun.
Two years ago, Kristina adopted Otis, a 10 year old Chow Chow, that was surrendered to SFACC as a senior. SFACC helped her and Otis through a traumatic situation in early 2018. Kristina recently joined FSFACC as a Board Member to help promote awareness of this important institution and all of the animals (and people!) it serves. She is very excited and proud to be part of an organization that aids so many.
“We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat animals. Animals suffer as much as we do… until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.”
— Dr. Albert Schweitzer