Our Team

Meet our team

Kristy Southard

Banquet and Event Manager

Favorite Quote

“When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.”

After attending Skagit Valley College and a travel and tourism program at Bellingham Technical College, Kristy began working in the food, beverage and hospitality industry. Kristy spent time working administrative assistant roles and as a bookkeeper, as well as operating an in-home childcare business for seven years. As her kids got older, she decided to get back into what she loves: event planning. For more than five years, Kristy has been working at Swinomish Casino & Lodge to help ensure that each event runs smoothly and meets each client’s needs. What brings joy to her work is seeing people smile at an event that she helped organize. In Kristy’s spare time, she loves hanging out at a beach and going on spontaneous day trips with her family and friends. She’s proud of raising her three children and seeing who they’ve become. Kristy values loyalty, dedication, integrity and compassion above all else. She believes what you put into the world will come back to you, so she always puts her 110 percent into each project and event she works on.