Kristi, along with her children, has been involved in the S3DA program since 2013. As a family, they practice ethical hunting and harvesting during appropriate seasons and implement deer management practices and herd health on their properties all year long. Kristi has a background in coaching children, educating others on the fundamentals of archery and encouraging success through patience and hard work. She offers the youth in her archery club the opportunity to have a guided bow hunt on their personal property if they want to experience hunting and if the children do not have the land available to do so themselves. She has been actively involved with the KY S3DA program since 2015 when she started an archery program in the local high school.
She started volunteering with the KY S3DA program and gained a wealth of knowledge over time. She accepted the position of KY State Coordinator in 2019 and gained even more knowledge as to what it takes to keep a state S3DA program running from the inside out. Kristi says “It takes a village to run a state and I have learned that it requires a good core group of volunteers and sponsors to make that happen. It also takes knowledge of the program as a whole and how things need to be done across the board to make the program run as smoothly as possible and to achieve the growth that we need to.” Kristi brings a wealth of knowledge about facility management, documentation requirements and schedule oversight. She is familiar with all S3DA rules and regulations and is willing to help with coaching techniques and strategies.
Kristi will act as a liaison and facilitate communication and teamwork between S3DA State Coordinators across the country and the S3DA National Office.