Since moving to Chicago from Vermont in 2003, Kristen, 24, has worked in events planning and publicity for several Chicago publications, companies and causes, most recently with Chicago film company Yellow Wing Productions. In 2007, Kaza joined the team to spearhead publicity, which developed into a co-producer role for the feature film Fish out of Water, a documentary that explores the impassioned relationship between homosexuality and the Bible.
Kristen focuses on the fundraising and outreach aspects of production by developing partnerships with various community and organizations, coordinating fundraising events, working with both the local and national media, and developing grant proposals. ( She also contracted Golden Globe-nominated queer musician Kaki King to score the movie. ) The film will officially premiere at Outfest 2009 in Los Angeles July 18.
Did you know? Kristen is a seventh-generation Vermonter who puts maple syrup on everything, even her morning grapefruit.