Christine has an education in Hospitality Management from Washington State University and has made her career in the fields of event management, marketing and sales. In 2017, fueled by a determination to find her professional purpose, Christine embarked on a year-long "social enterprise sabbatical." She launched her sabbatical as a participant in both GiveBackHack 2017 and the SEA Change Columbus 2017 cohort.
Upon completing the SEA Change Columbus cohort Christine launched her own social enterprise, The Leavenry Bakehouse. In 2018, it's inaugural year, The Leavenry Bakehouse, contributed $233 in support of CRIS (Community Refugee and Immigration Services) through its "dough-nation" program.
A west coast native, Christine Hawks has made her home in the diverse cultural corridor of Northland. She's an ardent supporter of local and small businesses, an adventurous foodie, cookbook collector, baker and dog Mom. As a CTA (Certified Tourism Ambassador) with Experience Columbus, Christine promotes her favorite places to explore to locals and visitors alike.