Meet the Baytown Administration – Kristin Kappler


Meet the Baytown Administration

Introducing Kristin Kappler, the Newly Appointed Baytown Assistant Admin at Altus Emergency

We are happy to announce that on Thursday, February 1st, 2018, Kristin Kappler became the assistant administrator of Altus ER Baytown. Since its ribbon cutting ceremony on September 3rd, 2012, Altus Emergency Center Baytown, has become an invaluable active member of Baytown and it’s surrounding communities. Altus Emergency Centers, which prides itself on employing the most caring and experienced ER Healthcare Staff, looks forward to seeing Kristin help maintain and build upon its tradition of top quality ER services.

It was a pleasure to work with Kristin in Lake Jackson where she began her career at Altus three years ago. So it was with great excitement that we brought her back to the Altus family as the Assistant Manager of our Baytown ER. She has great leadership skills that will add to her success in Baytown.
-Kris DeVries, Administrator of Lake Jackson

Meet the Baytown Administration is the latest in the series of Altus Staff articles dedicated to the amazing people behind what is #TeamAltusER: Team Work Makes the Dream Work!

Studies and Formation

Kristin Kappler earned a Bachelors in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Bachelors in Nutrition from the University of Houston.

The newly appointed Baytown Administration point person first learned about Altus Emergency upon returning to her hometown in Lake Jackson after having graduated from college. During our interview, Kristin expressed that when she initially worked with Altus Emergency, she was also a full-time student pursuing a degree in Nutrition at the University of Houston.

After having worked with Altus Emergency, she spent some time in the non-profit world utilizing her degree in Nutrition and working for a program called Brighter Bites. Kristin describes, “We provided fresh produce and nutrition education to families in underserved areas.”

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An Athlete with a Hardworking Spirit

The new Altus ER Baytown Administration professional grew up in Lake Jackson as the oldest of four girls. An active sportsperson, Kristin played sports since the age of four years old. Kristin’s athletic skills and determination helped earn her a Division I collegiate scholarship to the University of Texas at San Antonio where she earned her degree in Kinesiology. Upon returning to her Lake Jackson hometown, she commuted to the University of Houston to pursue a degree in Nutrition.

Awards & Accomplishments

Pre-Professional Career

  • Received a full-ride Division I softball scholarship to the University of Texas at San Antonio (2007-2011)
  • Southland Conference 3rd Team All-Conference as a 3rd baseman
  • Southland Conference All-Tournament Team
  • Winner of Provost’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship at the University of Houston. Kristin worked with Dr. Daphne Hernandez on a study with adaptive wheelchair rugby athletes.

Professional Awards

  • Altus Gives Award (2016)

The Girl from Lake Jackson, Texas

Get to know the new Baytown Administration Professional.

We enjoyed a lovely chat with Kristin while she shared about her family, hobbies, and passions. The following are some highlights of our interview with Kristin.

Q: “Why did you decide to go into healthcare administration?”
A: Kristin:

Healthcare administration creates true leadership opportunities and the knowledge to grow in the ever-changing field of healthcare.

Q: “What or who have been your biggest influences or your mentor?”
A: Kristin:

My parents have and will always be my biggest influences. They raised four daughters and gave us the opportunity to pursue and accomplish whatever we chose in life. All of my accomplishments are a true testament to their unfailing support of all my endeavors.

Q: “What would you consider are your biggest accomplishments?“
A: Kristin:

My biggest accomplishment so far has been earning a Division I collegiate scholarship. I was able to achieve this through a commitment that started from a young age and spanned into my adult life. This journey taught me everything about teamwork and using your talents as an individual to contribute to a common goal.

Q: “What do you love the most about working with Altus ER?“
A: Kristin:

During my time spent with this company I have come to truly appreciate the staff and their commitment to the Altus mission.

Q: “Any Hobbies or passions?“
A: Kristin:

My hobbies include anything and everything outdoors. All sports, hiking, biking and exploring new places in Houston!

My biggest passion is flipping and renovating homes. I recently flipped a home last year and I’m in the process of renovating my 2nd. I love taking a home that is in ruins and restoring it to its former glory. It’s so special to see a transformation like that from beginning to end!