Kristen Hood

“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” -Mother Teresa

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Prior to joining the Northstar team, Kristen was an expert in sustainability at her alma mater. A few highlights were managing campus recycling, presenting her research on sustainable behavior change at international conferences, and opening the first campus-wide food pantry. After moving to Denver in 2020, she started her own sustainable wedding planning business that helped couples celebrate their love while reducing waste and supporting local communities. Kristen’s passion for sustainable development is shown in everything she does.

EDUCATION: B.S. Environmental Sociology, Oklahoma State University

KRISTEN AFTER WORK: After work, Kristen enjoys spending time with her dog Ollie and husband James. She loves hiking, snowboarding, gaming, and playing violin. She also enjoys spending the afternoon at a good brewery and going to the Colorado Symphony.