Board member since: 2017
Area of Expertise: Marketing/Advertising
Kristin’s toy story:
My entire childhood, I remember going to my grandparent’s house in Arizona once or twice a year and a colorful jester pull toy would be peeking around a corner waiting for my sister and I to play with it. We would fight over who got to pull it around the house first to make the loud “musical” noise on the hand-made xylophone. This toy was handmade by our mom’s cousin who is like an uncle to us…he is an accomplished artist in California now but some 40+ years ago he made this toy so that there was always something fun to play with that “lived” at our grandparent’s house.
Fast forward to 2007 when my amazing 98 year old Grandfather was a few months from passing away: I went to Phoenix to visit him and one afternoon, when the great-grandchildren, five other cousins, and too many relatives to count had somehow disappeared from Grandpa’s assisted living apartment he looked at me and said “I want you to have The Toy”. Yes, he still had it. There at the assisted living complex, so when kids came to visit, the musical jester sat peeking around a potted plant on the floor. He said that the jester belonged in my 130 year old house in Denver and he told me to put it in my bag before anyone else noticed. It was my favorite toy then and it is, by far, one of my prized possessions now.
Kristin’s Professional Background:
Kristin grew up in Nebraska and graduated with honors from Missouri State University. She moved to Denver in 1997 and has been in media and advertising for twenty years. After selling newspaper, outdoor advertising, TV and digital medias – Kristin opened her own marketing consulting firm in 2016. KBat Communications specializes in media placement, digital strategies and non-profit consulting. Kristin has been involved in the Denver non-profit community for 12+ years. She was a big sister at Big Brothers/Big Sisters, she volunteered for Komen Colorado for 3 years and she then served on the Komen Colorado Board of Directors for 5 years – along with 1 year as Board President. Kristin has been a member of the Dolls for Daughters board since early 2017 and is thrilled to be helping kids in the Colorado community.
Learn more about Kristin on her business website: www.KbatCommunications.com