As NCSEA’s Director of Development, Kristi oversees the Development team and is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the full range of NCSEA’s fund development endeavors including major donations, memberships, sponsorships, grants, special events, fee for service projects, and capital campaigns. Kristi works collaboratively across all teams to ensure the successful implementation and integration of strategies throughout the organization.

Prior to NCSEA, Kristi worked at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association as their Director of Business Development and at Advanced Energy, a North Carolina non-profit, as their Director of Business Development. Kristi graduated from Appalachian State with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Technology. Kristi is also a graduate of and advocate for the Collaborative Operating System ( In her spare time, Kristi volunteers for her daughters’ elementary school and for PORCH Western Wake.