Cristin brings a wealth of resources and entrepreneurial skills to REDW’s Human Resources Consulting group, including an in-depth legal understanding of federal, state, and Tribal employment laws, human resources management and strategy, employee relations, compensation and benefits and employee engagement. She started her career as a litigation attorney specializing in employment law, representing public and private employers in matters involving Equal Employment Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Workers’ Compensation and Federal Employers Liability Act.
In 2018, Cristin started Human Resources Experience, LLC, a human resource consulting and proactive legal practice, and merged her growing business with REDW in early 2020. In previous roles, Cristin served as VP-Human Resources and General Counsel for a large regional restaurant franchise with more than 1,700 employees.
As an experienced HR consultant, Cristin offers the following services to clients:
Consulting related to compensation analysis and planning, job descriptions and employee benefits
Improving performance in the human resources function, including design of employee engagement and culture initiatives, development of strong policies and procedures, implementation of talent management software and leadership coaching/professional mentorships and succession planning for HR and operations managers
Developing risk management, legal and compliance functions, including proactive strategies to eliminate potential employer liability, mediating employee relations matters, conducting effective internal investigations and I-9 audits and insurance claims management.
Cristin is an avid attendee of the National Employment Law Institute (NELI) as well as a frequent presenter to local organizations on human resources and employment law topics.
Cristin is currently Chair of the Human Resources Committee for All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center where she also serves on the Board of Directors and Capital Campaign Committee. She is also a Board Member of the Employment and Labor Law section of the New Mexico State Bar as well as the New Mexico State Personnel Board. Cristin is also a former President of the Albuquerque Bar Association. She has also chaired fundraising initiatives for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation and assisted in fundraising initiatives for NDI New Mexico and The New Mexico Dream Center.
In 2014, Cristin was recognized as one of Albuquerque Business First’s “Top 40 Under Forty,” and in 2015 the publication honored her again as a “Woman of Influence.” She was also selected as a UNM Anderson School of Management Hall of Fame Young Alumni award recipient in 2017.
Cristin has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management and obtained her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She also received her Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP) credential in early 2021.