Digital Project Manager

Kristus Ratliff is a proven leader, with a track record of success in the public and non-profit sectors guiding teams through complex projects, database integrations and website implementations. 

Kristus stumbled into the digital arena when, as an event professional, she was tasked with building a proprietary appointment matching system.  Undaunted, she jumped in, supporting the development of the matching system as well as a web-based hotel bidding application, finishing the projects in less than a year.  Somewhere between the midnight calls to her team of India-based developers, and the documenting of the never ending bug lists, Kristus fell in love with the process of building powerful web experiences and applications. 

An energetic and passionate leader, Kristus has over 13 years of experience in the web technology, medical, legal, and non-profit sectors. As a Senior Project Manager at Brightfind, a specialized digital design and web development agency, she leads enterprise level CMS implementations and database integration projects.  Her client list includes non-profits and trade associations such as American Chemistry Council, Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, the Risk Management Association, and TAPPI.

Social Entrepreneur and Volunteer

Kristus Ratliff is passionate about helping women of all shapes and sizes, feel good about themselves. 

Through her volunteer work, she leverages her background as an event professional and her tech savvy to support organizations with like-minded missions. When Kristus isn’t calculating budgets or planning fabulous events, she can be found volunteering for the Miss Plus America Pageant System, where she serves a member of the National Board of Directors, or with her church, as a worship leader and website administrator.

In 2014, Kristus was crowned Mrs. Maryland Plus America. She went on to compete in the national competition, where she was the first runner up in her division. As Mrs. Maryland Plus America, she enjoyed meeting women in her community and using her title as an opportunity to uplift them and demonstrate that your size can not limit your success.