Krista Wallace

Director of Hotel Operations

A creative strategist with an infectious laugh, Krista is a “party in a box” but will also get a lot of done.

Professional Experience 

Krista Adams Wallace is an international Christian educator and consultant. Krista spent 19 years in the Dominican Republic working in missions and educational development. In 2002, Kristaand her husband, Chad, launched the Doulos Discovery School, an expeditionary learning PK-12 international Christian school in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. Doulos was the first international Christian school to implement expeditionary learning practices. In 2009, Krista led Doulos to become the first internationally accredited ACSI school in the Dominican Republic.

In 2016, Krista launched Inspired, an educational consulting nonprofit, with Steven Levy and Dan Beerens. This collaboration led them to create the Christian Deeper Learning annual conference.

Krista grew up in Texas, spent 19 years in the Dominican Republic, and now lives outside of Denver, CO. She is the Director of Learning Innovation for Elevate USA, a national mentoring organization and serves as the committee chair for her local Young Life committee.

Who is Krista

Krista is at her best when she’s developing a community of people towards a common goal. A creative strategist with an infectious laugh, Krista is a “party in a box” but will also get a lot of $h*t done. Krista is an entrepreneur at heart, ever eager to help launch and lead a new venture. She’s worked in educational leadership, wilderness ministry, and nonprofit management.

Personal Life

Krista enjoys the mountains, whether skiing, cycling, or hiking. She has explored mountains around the world with her husband, Chad. You could likely find Krista and Chad, along with their two adult daughters and their husbands, on some epic adventure.


What is something no one would believe is true about you?

That my dream job in college was to be a professional mountain guide and mid-career at age 45, I got to direct a wilderness program for three summers.

What organization or company inspires you?

I am inspired by the revolutionary instructional practices of Expeditionary Learning (EL Learning). This is the model that we integrated into the Doulos Discovery School – inviting students to engage in real work that meets real needs for real people. Kids actually LOVE learning this way!

What are you a ravingfan of?

This won’t surprise those that know me well, but I am a huge fan of Young Life. This is the organization I’ve been a part of since I was 14 years old. It is a simple model that works in any culture and in over 100 countries worldwide: go to kids, build bridges of authentic friendship, and introduce them to Jesus Christ. Young Life is where I learned to serve and to lead. It has deeply impacted all my roles professionally.

What are you doing when you feel most like you?

I’m outside on my bicycle exploring a new path.

In an alternate life, what would you want to give a try?

I always wanted to be a helicopter pilot . Or an orthopedic surgeon.

What are you passionate about related to the work you do and serving others?

I love that my work with Elevate USA encompasses many of my loves: teaching, mentoring, adventure, and college & career development with students. AND I get to train powerful staff from around the US to work in some of our most challenging public high schools. Equipping and encouraging others to live into their God – callings.

What is the best part of your story so far?

That I am still married to my best friend and that we truly enjoy our family. And the amazing home that Chad designed for us

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