Kris’ contribution to arts education in New Jersey is immeasurable, as she is part of the foundation of all of our work. In her steadfast, passionate and committed career in arts education, she’s forged partnerships and developed programs that have gone on to reach millions of children with essential arts experiences. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to work closely with Kris know that she has always brought humor, imagination and fun into the workplace while remaining vigilant in our efforts. We thank Kris for all of her contributions to YA and to our field at large and we wish her a fruitful and creative retirement.

Michele Russo
President & CEO
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania