Employee Spotlight

Meet our employees who go above and beyond for LIFEDesigns

Employee Spotlight: Kristen King


As the Community Engagement Coordinator, Kristen King’s job entails managing the LIFEMentor program, supporting LIFEDesigns Chamber membership and providing unique opportunities for our clients to interact with the community. Kristen, though, is a jack of all trades and consistently goes above and beyond to enrich the lives of our clients. She make it her mission to know the clients personally and often works extra DSP shifts to help cover other employees. Kristen recently helped plan and execute a major event, Job-A-Palooza, which individuals with disabilities had the opportunity to try out a wide variety of jobs from 23 local employers in one day. Her tasks with that included finding local employers to participate, encouraging clients to come out and try something new, find funding for the event and much more, which is why are highlighting her this month!  

Kristen has always been an advocate for individuals with disabilities. As a child, she had a close relationship with her great grandmother whose selfless and nurturing nature impacted Kristen’s desire to help others. Previously to LifeDesigns, Kristen worked as a Senior Care while completing a sociology degree at IU. She eventually used her degree to work as an Investigator for the Department of Child Services.  

When asked what her mission is for life, she replied: I believe that you can never stop trying to be better than you were before. She love LIFEDesigns because she can see people with challenges grow and learn from their mistakes. The LIFEDesigns staff would like to thank Kristen for all of her hard work and her can do attitude.  

Kudo’s to our DSP’s and Team Managers of the month!

April DSP(s) of the Month

Andrew Honeycutt, Michelle Burton, Pamela Nicholson, Erika Lamey & Mackenzie Stumph

Team Manager of the Month

Nicole Riley

Thank you for all you do!