Kristi Chester Vance

Deputy Director

Kristi Chester Vance joined Stand.earth in 2001, bringing her professional experience as a journalist, advertiser and graphic designer to the organization at a critical moment in its growth. Under her strategic creative direction, Stand.earth has not only been featured in national publications ranging from Time Magazine and The Wall Street Journal to the Today Show, but has also been showcased in advertising textbooks for its creative and hard-hitting advertisements, as well as touted for its successful and innovative approach to hijacking corporate brands and identities.

In addition to her work at Stand, Kristi is a co-founder of MOMS, an organization dedicated to stopping the chemical contamination of our children,  and a senior fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program.  She also cofounded Half-Full Communications, an award-winning design studio devoted to creating a louder, more powerful voice for environmental and social justice advocates. Watch Kristi's recent TEDx talk, 'Transforming Creativity.'

When she's not saving trees, Kristi can be found climbing in them with her two daughters and husband in Bozeman, Montana.