After serving for several years with the Friends - Klamath Basin Ambassador Board, Crystal joined the chapter's staff as Program Director in 2020. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in marketing from Oregon Institute of Technology. Aside from a brief stint in graduate school for library and information studies through the University of Washington, Crystal has dedicated her career to advocating for equity and access for those in her rural community. Prior to working at Friends, that work happened in the fields of education (Klamath Learning Center, Oregon Tech and Klamath Union High School) and nonprofit arts management (Ross Ragland Theater, Arts on the Flyway). She is proud to serve on the Advisory Board for SMART Reading and the Board of Directors for the Linkville Playhouse. She also serves as the Artistic Director for the Little Linkville Program, which aims to offer access to theatrical arts for children of all ages and economic means. Crystal's Pyredoodle, Soba, is equally committed to children, accompanying her to work each Wednesday to serve as an emotional support dog and nonjudgmental reaching coach. When not at work or the theater, Crystal likes to lead her teen daughter and partner in hijinks and random adventures.