At Kristin Wood’s office, every day is a reason to celebrate. She is the Communication Specialist for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide Public Affairs where some of her current projects include launching and updating the WDPR Web site, drafting remarks for executives and spearheading a new press kit.
Kristin’s most memorable experiences at her dream job with Disney include attending special events such as the opening of the Toy Story Mania! attraction and seeing Johnny Depp during the announcement of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, viewing renderings and models at Walt Disney Imagineering of WDPR’s upcoming projects around the world.
Prior to joining Disney, Kristin worked for Cook & Schmid, a San Diego-based public relations, marketing and advertising firm where she developed an informational calendar for which Cook & Schmid received a 2008 PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence.
Kristin is a second-generation San Diego State University graduate, and worked in the marketing and public relations department at Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa during school. There she promoted Loews’ Surf Dog Small Wave Competition, a charity event for Coronado, Calif. animal shelters for which Loews gained worldwide attention. She also worked for 944 Magazine where she assisted with coordinating the magazine’s special events at some of San Diego’s hottest night spots.
As the 2010 Vice President and former 2009 President of The Young Professionals of PRSA-LA, Kristin encourages young PR professionals to take full advantage of the fun and educational, real-life networking opportunities YP provides. Despite having grown up in a family full of educators, Kristin likes to remind her fellow young professionals of a quote from Paul Newman to Lee Iacocca after his car caught fire: “You can get straight A’s in marketing, and still flunk ordinary life.”
When Kristin isn’t working at the happiest place on earth, the San Diego native enjoys exploring the Los Angeles area with friends and family, kickboxing and volunteering with the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter.