Kristina Garner has called Germantown home for more than 17 years. She has owned her own media freelance business for the last twenty years and does everything from social media management and videos, to shirts and graphic design. She also owned an art studio in Germantown and taught there for four years which included doing therapy classes for stroke survivors and their caregivers.
When Kristina’s three daughters all attended Dogwood Elementary, she served as room parent, grade chairman, yearbook chairman and several other committees. Kristina designed yearbooks for two GMSD schools for over 6 school years. While serving on the Dogwood PTA board, she received the PTA Lifetime Achievement Award. All of this while leading two Girl Scout troops to their Bronze and Silver awards, plus running her media business.
Kristina served as a board member of the Republican Women of Purpose for the two years and managed and revamped their website; she still manages their social media. She served as an adviser in 2019 to the Republican Party of Shelby County Executive Committee and as program chair for the August 2019 Lincoln Day. In June 2019, Kristina formed an entire volunteer organization, Germantown Helps, to help the flood affected homeowners with everything from teams to tear out damaged floors, walls, etc. to assisting them with programs and volunteers to rebuild.
Appointed as Executive Director in February of 2020 by former Chairman Chris Tutor, Kristina led the Lincoln Day Committee to have one of the few in person events in the state during the 2020 COVID-19 restrictions.