While in college, I had the opportunity to meet tons of people--all unique and incredibly gifted. I met a girl during my time with a student ministry that stood out. She was bold, she was fun, she had style and most importantly--she had a heart for others. (We're pictured below at a staff event in which we were Power Rangers :) We crossed paths throughout those few years and I always kept my eye on her, because I knew she would do something great.
In 2011, Kristen and a friend of hers began to find a purpose for old things, making them new and selling them as a fund raiser for a local ministry. As time passed, they continued this venture by selling their items at local craft shows--still donating a portion of their profits to local ministries. They took time learning the craft of woodworking as their business grew, selling items under the name "Recalimed: Crafts & Antiques".
In 2013, Kristen became the sole owner and operator of what is now called Reclaimed Atlanta. She has dedicated herself to thoroughly learning the craft of making custom pieces that serve as functional art. Kristen remains true to the initial purpose of this endeavor by continuing to donate a portion of her profits to local ministries.
“I want to be a small part of something big; I want that to resonate through my life, business, and relationships.” -Kristen Consuegra