Krista Schwartz


Krista Schwartz serves as the Project Manager for Blue Zones Project Scottsdale. Prior to joining Blue Zones, she spent 15 years in the nonprofit sector where she wrote grants, managed real estate development projects, and implemented homeownership programs for low to moderate-income homebuyers. She is a registered architect, licensed real estate broker, and former general contractor. Prior to her work in the nonprofit sector, she designed, built, and sold homes as a self-employed homebuilder. Krista’s passion for sharing information and resources with others led her to serve on the boards of the Autism Community in Action (TACA), the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP), and Notre Dame Preparatory High School.

Combining her gifts of organization and resourcefulness, her passion for health and well-being, and her values of community and collaboration, Krista is thrilled to find her calling with Blue Zones Project Scottsdale. She looks forward to empowering residents to live better, longer in the community where she grew up and raised her family.

Krista originally hails from Minnesota, but has lived in Arizona since 1973. She attended Arizona State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Design and a Master of Architecture with an emphasis in Urban Planning. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, traveling, snow skiing, and spending time with family. She is happily married to Steve and is the proud mother of Steven and Jacob.

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