Kris is entering their 13th year of working at Unirondack. Coming to camp in the Summer of 2009 proved to be a life changing experience for Kris and they decided their very first summer that their life would include Unirondack for many years to come. Unirondack is a place where they believe campers gain confidence in who they are and who they can become. They believes that camp can provide campers with inspiration to believe in themselves, and they works to give every camper this experience.
Kris served as Unirondack’s Program Director in 2009 and 2010 and as Program Director/Assistant Director in 2011. Previous to Unirondack, Kris worked as a Community Educator and Adviser for Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson’s Teen View peer education group. They has a Bachelor’s Degree in Gender and Women’s Studies and English Education from SUNY Plattsburgh. A dream for Kris would be to one day start a school using the values and teachings of Unirondack as its model. They looks forward to continuing to work to make Unirondack a special place for each and every camper. Kris attended grad school at the University of Vermont.
Kris is an avid rock climber and outdoor enthusiast and has climbed technical rock across the country and around the world. When not at camp they works part-time as a routesetter and climbing coach at Petra Cliffs Mountaineering Center. Kris is most happy when combining a love for teaching with use of the human body and the many things it is capable of.
Kris also serves as President of CRAG-VT a Vermont-based land conservation nonprofit that works to protect and promote rock climbing access in the Green Mountain State.
All of the fun stuff aside, easily the most sacred of their beliefs being in the pursuit equity above equality, and a journey of always being willing to learn. They see these pursuits as goals that, while they may not ever be achieved, should never be abandoned.