October 2019
Developer Relations & Engagement Manager
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Based in Melbourne, Kristy works in both developer relations and engagement management.

Her role in developer relations is interdisciplinary, combining product, marketing and web engineering. Kristy organises Salsa’s Drupal Meetups and other community events. She’s the eyes and ears for Salsa and the GovCMS community, helping to troubleshoot and debug technical problems, and advocate for the needs of the developer community and internal staff.

As an engagement manager, Kristy works with clients from discovery to delivery to ensure projects are on time and on budget.


  • Project management
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Customer-centric attitude
  • Community-driven event management
  • User experience: user research, wireframing, workshop facilitation
  • Web frameworks (Drupal, WordPress, static site builders)
  • In-depth Drupal knowledge
  • HTML, PHP and CSS
  • Sketch, Axure RP, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign

Previous experience

Kristy has over five years’ experience working in the digital industry and over 10 years’ experience in customer-centric roles. Her career in the digital industry started as a web developer and project coordinator for Orange Digital. She then moved to Acquia as a senior support engineer and was working at Doghouse Agency as a technical account manager before joining Salsa.

Kristy is also a freelance web developer, working primarily to support NGOs and research facilities.


  • Self taught web developer
  • User Experience Design — short course with Harness Projects
  • UX Designer from Scratch— short course with Interaction Design Foundation
  • Design Thinking — short course with Interaction Design Foundation

Hobbies and fun facts

  • Originally from the Netherlands, but hasn’t lived in one place longer than six years since birth
  • Known to have an infectious and boisterous laugh that is remembered worldwide...sometimes people point
  • A lover of the outdoors, especially sports and activities involving mountains (snowboarding and mountain biking)
  • Lifelong, passionate lover of film, music and design
  • Budding guitar player and singer with dreams to join a band one day
  • A big foodie! Whether it’s going out to restaurants, making apple crumble, or hot smoked salmon (her speciality) on the smoker BBQ

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