- Bozeman US-MT
Business professional experienced with working in fast-paced environments that require strong interpersonal, technical, and organizational skills. Detail-oriented and innovative in completing projects, from outlining requirements through delivery. Honed research skills and dedicated to delivering superior customer experiences.Human Resource professional looking to break the mold and clear up stodgy misconceptions of "personnel management' and bring HR into the 21st century.
Research & Documentation
Customer Service & Interpersonal Skills
I love the outdoors, and I've got plenty of it to explore in Montana! I enjoy backpacking, kayaking, and snowboarding (badly). Or, for a change of pace, I like to ride my Genuine Buddy scooter to a Montana ghost town.
I am also an avid reader (my favorite author is Tom Robbins) and love to write. I love working on "creative" projects and will find any excuse to make something myself (like my wedding invitations). I also pride myself on my photography, although most of my pictures are of geysers in Yellowstone.
And last (but not least), I am an aficionado of Chuck Norris facts and funny movie quotes.
View the website updates I wrote as a Marketing Coordinator at Anderson ZurMuehlen:
“Kristen is one of the friendliest Human Resource Coordinators I have ever had the pleasure of working with. On the several occasions I've come to her with questions about insurance or other administrative matters, she has been prompt, courteous and thorough in the assistance she has provided. She seems to genuinely enjoy her work assisting employees at RightNow and she is very good at what she does.”
“Having worked with Kristen for the past 18 months, I have always found her to be helpful, intuitive and willing to learn new things and take on new ideas. Kristen is also thoughtful in everything she does, looking for new ways to improve processes to make sure new hires to RightNow are seamlessly brought onboard. Kristen also provides great input to any HR initiative, it's great working with her.”
"I had the pleasure of sharing an office with Kristen and working closely with her on various HR projects. She is a joy to work with, and always has a positive attitude. Kristen never hesitates to take the initiative with tasks and projects, and does so in a motivated and enthusiastic manner. When I transitioned new employee Orientation to her, she quickly learned the materials and didn't hesitate presenting information to groups of 20 or more new employees. Kristen's knowledge and skills, in addition to her friendliness and enthusiasm, make her a joy to work with."
“I'm not sure if its grace, sheer patience, or a secret super human power she possesses, regardless - Kristen embraces our HR challenges with poise, confidence, and creative solutions that have allowed us, as a team, to raise the bar. Her determination paired with a slight need for structure has helped streamline our business processes, creating efficiencies in workflow, and ideally making the HR experience at RightNow improve on a daily basis. Thanks Hamilton, not sure how we ever would have done it without you!”
"Kristen's insight and breadth of knowledge in HR is respected throughout the organization. She is always thinking of ways to improve and streamline business processes. I would have Kristen as my wing man any day."
"Ridding the world of bad experiences takes talented people like Kristen to make the hiring process go smoothly. As I interviewed with RightNow and after I was hired, Kristen's professionalism and skill in guiding me through the employment process made me glad she was there. Kristen made sure questions were answered or answers were tracked down. I highly recommend Kristen and commend her on the quality job she has done at RightNow."
"I have known Kristen for about a year and a half now and she is a terrific person. Kristen and I work in different departments so our paths do not cross very often professionally. That said, she has a terrific personality, is very outgoing, is alway friendly and smiling and always presents herself with the utmost professionalism. I see Kristen a lot more now as she recently took over organizing and recruiting for our company blood drives for the American Red Cross. Whether it's in a 'Community Giving' role or a Human Resources role, Kristen would be an asset in anything she becomes involved in and I would not hesitate to recommend her for any challenge."
“I have worked with Kristen for the past year and a half. She has proven herself to be efficient and helpful. She applies herself to each task - whether it be repetitive or out of the ordinary - with energy and focus. Kristen is thoughtful in her actions and kind in her professional relationships. She is easy to trust and fun to work with.”
"I have had the privilege of working with Kristen very closely since she has joined the RNT HR team in 2009. She is a very passionate individual who poured her energy into learning our processes and benefits inside and out. She has improved the customer service for our employees through quickly replying to employee questions and following processes through to completion. She has pushed us to streamline processes and improve the employee onboarding process. Kristen has also been vital in the creation of the internal HR landing page on our Intranet and organizing the HR Benefits into one location. I look forward to working with her for years to come."