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Work experience

Nov 2009Present

Adoption Coordinator

Best Friends Animal Society
  • Review adoption applications as received from Adoptions Manager for approval using guidelines based on Best Friends criteria.
  • Communicate with  adopters before during and after adoption to ensure the safety and well-being of the adopted animal. 
  • Request volunteers for home visits of applicants.
  • Offer resources and information to adopters when asked to help them with any training issues they may experience with their adopted dog.
  • Collaborate with caregivers and medical staff when searching for a dog for an approved applicant so that personalities and any health issues of the dogs can be clearly and accurately related to the adopters so that they cna make an informed choice on which dog to adopt.
  • Keep assigned cases updated using BFIS.
Apr 2008Feb 2009

Senior Program Manager Fidelity Communications and Advertising

  • Collaborated with internal marketing clients to create or update marketing materials for Retirement Services customers or their employees.
  • Ensured that all collateral reflected current Fidelity brand standards.
  • Provided estimates for all work that include print, fulfillment and agency time.
  • Maintained Fidelity’s high standards of quality by keeping both internal team members and outside vendors focused on the timely and accurate completion of each phase of every project.
Jan 2007Apr 2008

Senior Project Manager Fidelity Communications and Advertising

  • Negotiated pricing for a variety of printed materials including brochures, posters, stationery, fact sheets, print ads and informational kits.
  • Reviewed inventory on over 300 pieces weekly and reorder new stock when necessary. 
  • Attended press checks when necessary to ensure both creative integrity and copy accuracy.
  • Created production schedules for jobs going through the Agency which include both development and production time lines.
  • Worked with color separators and designers on new images to create artwork that reflects the tone and manner of the piece and of the Fidelity brand.
Feb 2006Jan 2007

Print Production Manager Fidelity Communications and Education

  • Oversaw various mailings to Fidelity clients regarding their retirement and health care benefits.
  • Uploaded new and revised electronic files to Fidelity's internal database for fulfillment of kits and welcome packages.
  • Received, proofed, and obtained approval on printer proofs to ensure accuracy.
  • Prepared spec sheets in order to receive quotes on new print jobs and reward jobs to winning bidder.
Aug 2005Feb 2006

Print Production Specialist at Staples

  • Worked closely with the main vendor for Staples Grand Opening and Competitor Offense Mailings.
  • Adhered to deadlines that correspond with new store openings and special promotions held at store nationwide.
  • Supervised the flow of information for Staples 38 page Digital Gift Buying Guide, including product images, SKU numbers and copy.
  • Managed all teams involved including the studio, the creative and account service.
Sep 2004Apr 2005

Print Production Manager

Baldwin, Clancy, Rogan
  • Created a workflow process adapted to the needs of the agency and their clients.
  • Built strong relationships with the agency vendors.
  • Supervised Production Artist in her role as creator of all files sent to our vendors.
  • Attended client meetings to verify that strategies, budgets and expectations have been met.
May 1999Aug 2004

Production Manager

  • Worked closely with vendors in the areas of estimating, negotiating and scheduling of projects.
  • Attended letter shop and press checks to ensure quality of product and accuracy of data.
  • Remained up-to-date with all USPS regulations and equipment updates.
  • Reviewed all concepts before client presentation to ensure that mail requirements, client-based directives and production parameters were all met.
May 1998May 1999

Traffic Manager

  • Created, verified and disbursed production schedules for DM, collateral and self-mailers.
  • Kept accurate records of all jobs including concepts, client changes, and in-house edits.
  • Followed complex matrixes for as many as 86 letter version jobs for First Union Bank, including verification of all preprinted and lasered codes.
  • Updated daily to-do lists to notify all members of the team what was due and expected that day.
Nov 1994May 1999

Riding Instructor

Dana Hall School
  • Scheduled and taught 40+ lessons weekly.
  • Created a fun, educational and safe program where riders could progress at their own speed.
  • Developed the "ground" portion of the Dana Hall Summer Riding Camp, including games and activities that taught basic horsemanship.
  • Cared for the school and boarding horse, including mucking, feeding, grooming and exercising.


Sep 1985Aug 1995


Looking to combine both my experience in marketing  with my passion for animal welfare.


I am at my best when I am juggling multiple projects at various stages.  Whether I am working with a client, managing the workflow, or collaborating with outside vendors, I am always focused and able to complete each task-at-hand while keeping the final goal in view.


I was a volunteer at Save A Dog in Sudbury Massachusetts.  They are a non-profit organization that transports dogs from high-kill shelters in Tennessee and other states and brings them to Massachusetts where they are placed with loving homes.  My duties there included interviewing potential adopters and conducting the exit adoption meetings.

I am a hobby dog-trainer who is involved with Rally Obedience.

I am also interested in many outdoor activities including running, hiking, and snow shoeing.


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Krista Spencer