Kris is practically a life-long Bainbridge Island resident. She moved to the island in 1972 when her father became Principal at Blakely School. Even with brief periods of living away as a young adult and now living for a short time in Texas, the Island is and will always be her home.

Kris and her husband Steve Thomas own two boutique advertising agencies. Oneicity, (like felicity or authenticity) provides marketing and fundraising services for nonprofits throughout the US. Their other agency serves small for-profit businesses and their leaders.

Kris and Steve are currently living in Texas as part of their company’s succession and growth planning. They also are enjoying living just 15 minutes from their grandkids.

Kris has a deep passion for philanthropy which is why she loves One Call for All. She and Steve look forward to receiving the red envelope each year and enjoy deciding which charities to give to.