Kristen Kimmel was born and raised in Brunswick, OH. Kristen attended Lutheran West High School as a track and basketball athlete. In 2003, she went to earn a Marketing Degree from Valparaiso University. Immediately upon graduating college, she became a highly successful sales rep for Yellow Book in the Greater Cleveland area.
Kristen and Caleb Kimmel were married in 2005. She relocated to Fort Wayne and was a key leader in helping build the early networking infrastructure for the future of the ASH Centre and World Baseball Academy. Kristen worked for Federated Media for several years before becoming World Baseball Academy Marketing Director.
In 2019, Kristen successfully grew the Dinner on the Diamond event to a high-quality fundraiser that fuels and funds WBA's On Deck initiative that now serves over 1,000+ at-risk youth each year. Her involvement in Dinner on the Diamond, banner sponsorship, and corporation relations has helped WBA mature into a true community asset for Northeast Indiana.
Countries Served: USA, Haiti, El Salvador, Mexico, Dominican Republic