Kristine Shigley, 53

“I see others as beautiful because of their character.”

Aiming to redistribute as much kindness, joy, and love as possible, Kristine lives her life filled with compassion for the humans and animals around her. When asked about the best life lesson she has learned, she states: “There is so much sadness in the human experience, as well as the experience of animals, and I know that for me when feeling like it’s the end of the world, one ray of peace is priceless. I strive to provide that to others.”

Kristine sees the ultimate achievement of her life as learning that the best we can do in this life is be good and kind to each other. She feels best when she is doing beautiful  things for others and the environment. 

Passionate about sustainability, Kristine enjoys good finds at estate sales and recycling all she can. With a degree in Theater, Kristine is looking forward to getting back into performing in the future. 

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Photographer Rachel Hadiashar is based out of a bright and airy studio space in Sherwood, Oregon, where she co-creates spirited and elegant images to showcase a client’s best self.
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