Kristen is Director of Revenue at the Rose Theatre, leading a team which spans development, marketing & PR and box office. She joined the Rose in 2016, as a member of its Executive team. Prior to this, she held several senior fundraising roles in the university sector, at the University of Exeter, Bangor University and Royal Holloway, University of London, and her first UK role was at Shelter. She has extensive experience across all fundraising streams, with particular expertise in principal/major gifts and leading campaigns. Kristen is a trustee of the Conwy Arts Trust, and has advised many organisations and individuals on fundraising and marketing through seminars and activities delivered in partnership with Arts & Business Cymru, Wales Council for Voluntary Action and other bodies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biopsychology from Vassar College (New York State, USA) and began her fundraising career working for Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut USA.