Chief Officer of Awesomeness (aka Chief Brand Officer) at Switch, a publicly traded technology infrastructure company
Founder and Creative Director of one11, a design and advertising firm
Vice President of Marketing at The Howard Hughes Corporation, the developer of Summerlin and the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas
In addition to those passions around branding, design, and team building, Kristi has been a life-long fan of earth, spiritual guidance, and human well-being. She has always loved seeking and experiencing the connection to spirit, nature, and the magical energy all around us. Those interests have motivated her to become accredited in the following organizations:
Certified FEEL Facilitator (Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning)
FEEL partners with the nature of horses to connect humans to their authentic selves and be supported in removing blocks from their minds. Learning from the mastery of a horse and the magical power of its huge heart is at the center of Oniya’s offerings. Working with horses is like having a lightning rod to God.
Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner
Clarity Breathwork is a powerful process of healing that deeply supports the clearing away of old energies, patterns, conditioning, negative thoughts, and hurtful self-talk. Breathwork is an effective spiritual tool that can transform you so that blame becomes obsolete, forgiveness becomes natural, and taking complete responsibility for one’s life ultimately becomes the only true option.
Optimum Health Institute graduate
A holistic healing program based on ancient spiritual disciplines that promotes healing of your body, mind, and spirit.
Modern Elder Academy alumni
MEA trains leaders to embrace and embody wisdom and eldership at midlife through programs that help you invest in your sense of purpose, well-being, and community.
ChoiceCenter graduate and coach
ChoiceCenter is an emotional intelligence and leadership training program that offers three distinct levels of personal development.
Kristi’s love of planet earth has directed her towards organizations such as Dazzle Africa; a safari nonprofit focused on animal conservation, education, and clean water, where she is a founding champion advisor. She is also dedicated to Green Our Planet, the world’s largest school garden program that teaches children and their adults to love and care for our planet through the garden.
She is also a trustee at the Nevada Museum of Art, which focuses on art + environment. All things earth-related play an important role in her heart and her actions.
In Montana, Kristi is a supporter of the Roberts Cultural Community and Roberts Community Foundation, which create a strong community engagement through the arts and education. Oniya has created a 501c3 called the Heart Brand Foundation that focuses on economic development and well-being programs in both Plentywood and Roberts, Montana. We are working on programs to be a mental and economic health model for all small towns in the United States. This arm also funds Oniya retreat sponsorships to support as many people as possible in experiencing the nature of Montana.