Recognized as Utah's Top 30 Women to Watch, Kristen Kenney has 15 years of high-level broadcasting, storytelling, and creative experience.
From covering the London Olympics, hosting her own show on Golf Channel and NBC Network, to sideline reporting for the NBA, Kristen knows what it takes to succeed in a fast-paced high profile environment.
Always a self-starter and humanitarian at heart, Kristen launched a grassroots non-profit called Malaika For Life in Africa in 2009. She was told it would be too difficult to run a 501c3 by herself; however, she didn't let the doubters get in the way of her passion. She partnered with Malaria No More and the United Nations to raise over $200,000 to fund malaria efforts in Tanzania, Africa. Her award-winning film, Tanzania A Journey Within, documented her life-threatening experience with malaria in Africa.
Kristen is passionate about sports and fitness. She played D1 soccer at the University of Miami. In 2017, she executed her fitness passion and founded PEAK|45 (a boutique fitness studio) in Utah. The company has now expanded to three additional locations.
The skills she has acquired over her diverse career are the same skills needed to be a leader at any company - having a thorough understanding of the community and how to make a real impact, fostering relationships and trust, listening and communicating clearly and concisely, and problem-solving under pressure.
When the pandemic hit, Kristen lost her dream job in the NBA, and almost lost her businesses. She battled with mental health during this challenging time. As a result, she has become a mental health advocate.