Kristine has been with AIA Long Beach/South Bay since 2013. She came to the Executive Director position by way of her extensive training in non-profit management. Prior to the AIA, she previsouly worked as the Office Manager and Paralegal for Baker & Hostetler, LLP (maritime division) in Long Beach, Paralegal for Solish, Jordan, Arbiter & Weiner in West L.A., and Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear in Newport Beach. Kristine also gained experience working with Boards of Directors as an Account Executive managing homeowner associations for Merit Property Management in Mission Viejo. Entrepreneurial endeavors include founding Surf’s Up! events, providing simulated surfing for corporate and private parties.
Kristine holds an MBA from Pepperdine University (2002), a Certificate in Legal Assistantship from University of California, Irvine (1995), and a BA in journalism from San Diego State University (1990). She lives in Long Beach with her husband Ric and their two children.