Board of Directors

Kristi West

Kristi West

Kristi lives in Campobello, South Carolina with her husband Jared and their six children. Destiny age 15, Brielle age 13, Avery age 9, twin girls Jayla and Jianna age 7, and a son Jace age 2. They relocated to South Carolina 15 years ago from South Dakota. Avery is their daughter who was born with Down syndrome. Avery attends Holly Springs Motlow Elementary School in Spartanburg District One and is in 3rd grade. She works really hard and loves school. Avery is very active, she has a passion for cheering. She's an avid cheerleader for Upstate Spirit Starz-Super Starz. Their team consists of 6 girls with different disabilities. Kristi formed a Spartanburg group in 2013 called BUDS that would involve Moms of children with Down syndrome to connect, engage and share their experiences and expertise with one another. This group has grown and expanded into Cherokee, Union, and Spartanburg Counties. Her passion is to educate and connect new and existing families of children with Down syndrome and is looking forward to serving on the DSFA board.