Kristen is the Visionary of Cultural Threads. In 2005, Kristen’s adventurous spirit sent her traveling throughout South America, where her love of Peru began. Intrigued by the culture, the kindness, and the people, Kristen has returned year after year, always loving and learning more. With time comes change, and with each year, Kristen noticed the effects time has had on artisan traditions. Feeling a strong connection to Peru, she felt there was a way to use what she had learned to support those she had met during her travels. With the support of Mili and the encouragement of family and friends, the dream of Cultural Threads was created.
Kristen lives in Truckee, California. She was born and raised in Northern California and graduated from Sacramento State University, where she studied Public Relations. Kristen enjoys the outdoors and feeding her appreciation for Mother Nature. She returns to Peru every year expanding the dream and has much gratitude for the dedication others have shown in Cultural Threads.