Kris first lived and worked at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga in 2013 – 2014, working in the Administration and Program departments, under great mentorship. This is when she met karma-yogi-turned-husband, Mathew. As a yoga instructor, she also taught weekly and retreat classes. In 2020, Kris accepted the Center Manager position where she and the Board were instrumental in guiding the Centre through the unexpected turns of the pandemic. In 2021, Kris maintained a part time contract as Interim Manager and joined the Board of Directors. Kris’ deep understanding of the Centre’s uniqueness, as well as unparalleled insight into on-the-ground operations bolstered the operational continuity of the Centre.
Kris has a combination of education and career history in leadership, business administration, interior design and project coordination, and hospitality. These diverse skill sets and experiences have allowed Kris to step back and envision the big picture, as well as enjoying getting into the day-to-day details of how this vision can be made possible.
Though it was her husband who said it, Kris feels it couldn’t have been said better: Places like the Centre are the most important places in the world, especially now. Because until people find peace within themselves, there will be no peace in the world.