Kristi Yamaoka

Partnership Manager, Central Territory

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Kristi joined PCA in 2018 in the role of the Out-of-Territory Partnership Manager. She works with the regions of the country where Positive Coaching Alliance does NOT have a chapter.

Before joining PCA, she worked in foster care, academics at Northwestern University, and fundraising for nonprofits. She was introduced to PCA while completing her Master's degree at Northwestern. 

She grew up playing a multitude of sports (swimming, basketball, tennis, softball, soccer, golf) eventually focusing on soccer and golf. She played collegiate golf for one year, and after college, led an after-school golf program in Orange County, CA.

When not at work, Kristi enjoys the outdoors, traveling, playing cards, reading, watching, and playing sports, as well as spending quality time with friends and family.

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