Kris Kachirisky was raised on entrepreneurial spirit. When she was six years old, her parents joined together to start a business in the Athletic and Outdoor Industry that focused on problem-solving innovation. An only child, her father raised her to take over the business and, long before the days of “take your daughter to work day”, unabashedly took her on sales calls to small independent retailers and the biggest retailers in the country alike so she could learn the business world from the “shotgun” seat. In the years to come, she would negotiate through “make or break” situations, design the product line, lead marketing efforts, manage a national sales force and international distributors, and was the best in the company when it came to customer relationships. As President, she would lead the corporation through seas both stormy and fair and was named in Sporting Goods Business’ prestigious “40 Under 40”. Through all the challenges and successes, her father taught her that without integrity and compassion, everything else becomes meaningless.
While attending college at California State Polytechnic University, Kris majored in English to hone her longtime passion for writing. While she entertained becoming a writer at one time, she found her creativity and communication skills were more useful when applied to marketing as she specialized in bringing a technical product to life in a relatable, convincing way.
Now, she brings her creativity, design knowledge and color expertise, marketing savvy, negotiation, and relationship building skills together in the work she is truly passionate about, helping people find home. With a high degree of professionalism, integrity, knowledge, and humanity, Kris sees her work as being less about sales and more about service and advocacy for her clients’ goals. Kris’ background of leading through challenging circumstances with compassion, strength, and good humor has given her the skills needed to de-stress one of the more stressful passages in people’s lives, transforming it into a positive, rewarding, and empowering experience.
When not working, Kris voraciously consumes time with her spouse, two teenage kids, and their virtual “zoo” of animals; she enjoys reading, good movies with subtitles, long conversations, raucous laughter, and road trips, preferably to someplace with a body of water and some kind of boat.