Kristy Athens

How do your colleagues describe you?

“I am compassionate but thorough—if you want to achieve something, I won’t take “no” for an answer! We’ll break your goal down into achievable steps.”

Why do you do what you do?

“Wallowa County is a very special place that requires people to be flexible and creative in order to find success. I love helping others formulate a plan to make a life here.”

Kristy supports her local economy with a business called Genuine Wallowa County. She has an M.S. in Food Systems and Society from Marylhurst University and is the author of Get Your Pitchfork On: The Real Dirt on Country Living. Her areas of expertise include start-ups, public relations and marketing, women- and minority-owned businesses, and alternative financing.