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Kristi Anderson
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In 2005, Kristi Anderson joined AOL’s Weblogs, Inc. as a freelance writer for its health-focused blogs. She moved into a fulltime editorial programming role in 2007, and went on to help shape, launch and lead AOL’s That’, and other lifestyle sites’ content strategy and offerings.

With AOL’s integration of the Weblogs lifestyle sites with its Living brands in 2008, Kristi joined the effort as the newly integrated sites’ first managing editor, where she stayed until late 2009. At that time, she was invited to join the beta launch team for AOL’s new crowd-sourced publishing platform,, where she helped establish the contributor community and related operational initiatives. From Seed, she launched the company’s first freelancer content compliance program, managing all contracting, onboarding, payment and engagement aspects of AOL’s freelancer community.

Kristi now serves as the owner of AOL’s freelancer engagement program within the company’s HR/Talent Acquisition group. Her passion point lies in the intriguing intersection of people and processes, especially in the areas of organizational development, corporate transition, contingent labor engagement issues, and new project launches.

She received her B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Texas at Austin. A native Texan, she transplanted to the Pacific Northwest 13 years ago, which is how long it's taken her to learn how to distinguish (and enjoy) a good cup of coffee and not carry an umbrella when it rains. She lives on an island in the Puget Sound with her small son Jonah, two cats, and five chickens.

Entries by Kristi Anderson

Learning to Connect: What Time Outs and Broken Glass Taught Me

(8) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 2:45 PM

I have this huge framed Japanese print that's followed me to three homes now. In our new place, it fills the vast white space over our couch, bridging the gap between miles of microfiber and our vaulted ceilings. I admire how it looks in its new spot as I sip...

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How to Cope with Life's Chaos

(5) Comments | Posted June 1, 2011 | 9:00 AM

A piece of advice: If you are a writer, think carefully about what you write about, because it's quite likely you'll soon be tested on it. After posting on embracing life's extremes, you could say the past week has been a master class in putting my money where...

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Delightfully Gray: Embracing Life's Extremes

(13) Comments | Posted May 21, 2011 | 6:38 AM

Like most of us in this online age, I have a Facebook friend whom I have never met, even though she lives only an hour away. About seven months ago, she buried her firstborn child after spending sixteen grueling days helping him fight for his life. I was introduced to...

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