Kristen spent the start of her adult life in various health-related roles including working in a family practice and the emergency department. She spent a stint of time focused on mental health in both residential and in-patient psychiatric care. For several years, she staffed 911 ambulances as an Advanced EMT in both small, rural towns of Southern Maine and bustling, never-sleeping cities of Central Maine. Prior to starting at Ketcha, Kristen assisted local school nurses in navigating the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kristen was hired as Ketcha’s Camp EMT in between the school year season. She immediately was drawn to Ketcha’s mission to keep children connected to the natural beauty that Maine has to offer. She gratefully accepted a full-time position as the After Care Coordinator as well as the Behavior, Health, and Safety Coordinator. As a Ketcha parent herself, she understands the need for safe, quality children’s programming. When she is not at Ketcha or studying to become a Licensed Practical Nurse, Kristen can be found with her family raising their rescue rabbits or hiking the various trails in Southern Maine.