Hi, I'm Kristi.
Where are you from?
I've lived in McAllen over forty years and the Valley is my home. I married my high school sweetheart and we have one daughter, Kirby Layne who is now at the University of Texas at Austin (Hook 'em).
Favorite part of your job?
The fact that it doesn't feel like work. I love what I do, and enjoy who I do it with and for. We have so many wonderful people that we serve, loyal customers and a fantastic team. With that kind of combination all things are possible!
What do you do in your spare time?
What's that? Honestly, I spend most of it working. But if I wasn't working, I would enjoy lazy days at the beach, spending time with my family & friends, working in my yard, reading, and entertaining. I stay busy during the off season by managing the Texas International Fishing Tournament which is always the first weekend in August.
What makes you happy?Making people happy makes me happy. I'm at my best serving others. I'm also an only child, so being alone and enjoying quiet time to reflect and create in complete silence is one of my favorite things to do.
Favorite food?Cheese. Anything with cheese (except eggs, avocados or tuna fish).
Favorite Color?Orange, duh.
Where I VolunteerMcAllen Senior Advisory Board, President of the Board
Texas Association of Festivals & Events, Board Member
Smokin' on the Rio Barbecue Cookoff, Committee Member