“All of my grandparents are immigrants without much formal education,” Kristen Schulz muses. “They stressed that opportunities derive from education and the responsibility to use education wisely.”

That early imprint on her consciousness helped motivate Kristen through a 10-year legal career “until I became pregnant with our third child and realized something had to give,” she recalls. “The day she was born was my last day practicing law, and three weeks later, I was taking nonprofit management classes.”

Now the Director of the Early Childhood Alliance with the Park City Community Foundation, Kristen remembers her father taking on childcare duties as she switched careers. “My career in law, nonprofits and public policy has been made entirely possible by the loving care our three children received from their childcare providers,” including her immediate family.

An NYC native raised in Chicago, Kristen met her husband, John, at Trinity University in San Antonio and settled in Dallas. “We came to Utah to provide a change of scene for our kids and fell in love with Park City,” relocating in 2016. “We are putting down deep roots in Utah, and the kids have had a fantastic experience in the Park City schools,” she avers. “We now have a graduate of Utah State University, a senior at the University of Utah, and a junior at Park City High.”

A tireless advocate for high-quality, affordable childcare and equitable pay for childcare professionals, Kristen savors family life when she finds some quiet time. “I love reading and drinking a glass of wine while watching John cook!” she laughs. “We love having friends and family over for dinner, especially when we can be out on the deck.”

We’re proud to be working with Kristen, a Chamber partner dedicated to creating - and living - a sustainable, balanced Park City family life.