Kris is an Architect, LEED Fellow, USGBC Faculty, GPCP, WELL AP, Biomimicry Specialist and Founder of Verdacity, LLC. She has been a registered architect since 1999, and a LEED AP since 2002. As a member of the first class of LEED Fellows, Kris has been recognized to convey established leadership, mentorship, advocacy and technical expertise in the green building industry. As USGBC Faculty, she provides curated workshops to progress industry knowledge of the LEED Rating System across the United States. As a Guiding Principles Compliance Professional (GPCP), Kris effectively implements the adoption of sustainability initiatives among federal agencies. Her WELL AP credential signifies advanced knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment. In 2017, Kris was appointed to the Health Leadership Network established by the Urban Land Institute where she participates in the development of framework that links human health outcomes with the design of the built environment. In 2018, Kris was honored as a Women of Influence by Albuquerque Business First.