Kristina Chavez Wyatt
Name: Kristina Chavez Wyatt
Public affairs, politics, government, business, community events and organizations
Kristina Chavez Wyatt President/Owner, Farmhouse Communications With more than a decade of business advocacy, public relations and government affairs experience, Kristina Chavez Wyatt specializes in community relations, building coalitions of support through grassroots community engagement. At Farmhouse Communications, Kristina focuses on developing and executing strategic communications programs, building relationships and navigating processes of government. Prior to forming Farmhouse Communications, Kristina worked as a senior account executive for prominent national public affairs firm Meridian Pacific, Inc. and a central coast public relations firm Armanasco Public Relations, Inc. where she specialized in community relations, government affairs and media relations with a primary focus on PR, public and environmental policy, business advocacy, agriculture, land use and community engagement. Kristina serves as Executive Director of the San Benito County Business Council, as a community engagement consultant in the energy, land use and public policy sectors. She is active throughout the Central Coast region in Farm Day agricultural education programs, area Chambers of Commerce, Farm Bureaus of San Benito, Monterey and Santa Clara Counties, Rotary Club of Hollister and the California Women for Agriculture. She was appointed by Governor Brown in July 2014 to serve as a Trustee of the 33rd Agricultural District/San Benito County Fair and serves on the San Benito County Workforce Development Board and Measure M & V Citizen's Oversight Committee of the Hollister Elementary School District. Kristina's efforts in the community have been honored with being named as the 2009 Salinas Jaycees Outstanding Young Citizen, the 2010 Farm Bureau Central Coast Young Farmers and Ranchers Member of the Year and 2010 Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year. Farmhouse Communications has also been honored by the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau as 2015 Service Business of the Year. Her work in community engagement as a member of the project team on the City of Salinas Economic Development Element was also lauded in May and July 2015 by the American Planning Association Northern California and California State Chapters with awards of excellence for economic development planning. Kristina is a 5th generation Californian, raised in Gilroy, California. She is a graduate of Gavilan College and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Agriculture and lives in Hollister with her husband Craig Wyatt who works as an agricultural crop production supervisor, their twin 6 year-olds Hailey and Molly and dog Rabbit.