PRESIDENT / PROGRAM MANAGER
Kristen lives in Denmark ME with her husband, multiple dogs, and cats. Kristen and her husband run a dog boarding facility among other pursuits. Since attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Kristen has the passion, education, and experience in helping people by coordinating client-centered programs and life skill learning opportunities. Combining her two loves, dogs, and helping others, it is a dream come true to be the Co-Founder of Service Dog Strong. As a fellow sexual assault Survivor, it is through empathy, grit, and compassion that she plans to support both people and dogs through this journey.
VICE PRESIDENT / CO-FOUNDER
SECRETARY / SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Kartika grew up in rural Northern York County, Maine, and currently lives in the Greater Augusta area with her husband and their companion animals. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, an immense love for all creatures great and small, and a passion for sexual violence victim/Survivor advocacy and support. She enjoys spending time in nature, relaxing Upta Camp, reading a wide variety of printed and Kindle material, and trying new recipes.
She has been on the Service Dog Strong board from the beginning and is so grateful for the opportunity to combine her love of dogs and passion for supporting Survivors as a part of this small but mighty all-volunteer team.