Kristi Balzer – Executive Director
Kristi Balzer is an award winning non-profit executive, whose been known to run half marathons, coordinate weddings, sing karaoke, figure model, herd cattle, and snorkel in Bali. In addition to these adventures, Kristi holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology from San Diego State University and spent 10 years working in politics as a campaign manager, lobbyist, and elected official. Most recently she has been the Executive Director for the Point San Luis Lighthouse, a non-profit historic park on the central Coast of CA, where she developed a year round tour and events program which brings over 10,000 people annually to the historic site.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest she moved to California with her family in 1990, making her way from Los Angeles to San Diego, and north again to the Central Coast. Coming back to her home turf in the fall of 2015 she joined Rock Camp the following spring and feels super lucky to be a part of the magic of the original Rock Camp!
Board of Directors
Katherine Paul – Board Chair
KP, as most people call her, comes from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in NW Washington state. She has been a part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls for over 10 years. Starting off as a camper playing drums, she loved rock camp so much that she kept coming back year after year. She has been an intern, a volunteer, a staff member and currently sits as the secretary on the board of directors. She works as a talent buyer at Mississippi Studios and runs ticketing at Revolution Hall. In her free time, she plays drums in the Portland band Y La Bamba & Black Belt Eagle Scout.