Meet our Executive Director
Kristen Schebler – Executive Director
Kristen came to Memphis in 2010 after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Purdue University. A lifelong resident of the suburbs, she was excited to move to an urban neighborhood with a vibrant, walkable atmosphere. Midtown fit the bill and she has enjoyed living in the area for the past few years.
Originally intending to continue her education, Kristen took a short detour to work for a small manufacturing company in Germantown. After moving from production assistant to departmental manager with Shari Dixon Inc., she decided to pursue her Masters in anthropology with the University of Memphis.
While at the University, Kristen focused on learning the ins and outs of neighborhood development and environmentally sustainable community planning. She also worked with Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis, AR, to explore community networking in health-oriented development. She was excited to present a small part of her research at the Society for Applied Anthropology 2014 conference in Albuquerque.
In her free time, Kristen loves hiking and planning trips to visit every National Park. She is also an avid history buff, hopeful gardener, and has been known to spend hours hanging out with a good book at Otherlands. She is looking forward to working with the Cooper-Young Community Association in continuing to make this a fantastic neighborhood to live, work, and play.