Kristen Alvarez
Program Manager

Phone: 513-399-7297

Current Pets: Right now I have a house full for sure!  5 dogs- Fin, Ginger, Nutmeg, Percy, and Fly.

Weirdest Nickname you have for your pet:  I have multiple weird nicknames for all of my pets.  I’d have to say that one of the weirdest nicknames I’ve come up with would be “Fin Oufert”  I was really into reading historical Scottish fiction at the time I came up with it.  There is also “Percival Jones” for Percy, “Nuggets” and “Nuggie” for Nutmeg, an abundance of endearing names for Ginger and “the Spice Girls” for Nutmeg and Ginger.  sad needless to say…there are a lot of nicknames smileyFavorite past times:  I love being outside!  One of my favorite things to do is to go backpacking for days at a time.  I also love to design and make my own “gear.”  When I’m not out in the wilderness, you can usually find me out in my Studio/Workshop.  I love to make things.  My favorite “tools” include my industrial sewing machine, my DeWalt drill set, and my Sliding Compound Double Bevel Miter Saw laughFavorite thing to do with your pets:  My life truly revolves around my dogs.  I love spending time with them.  They always do goofy things that make me smile and laugh.  My favorite thing to do with them is to take them backpacking with me of course!  The bigger pups even have their very own backpacks!  They love walking the trail for days at a time and they all do remarkably well in the tent although Fin and Ginger prefer Hammocking.

Sometimes I bring Fin or Percy to the office with me to hang out.  They prefer to be on my lap…or on my desk and looking out the window.

At the end of a long day I love cuddling with my pups.  Nothing is better or more comforting than a lap full of dogs.