Krista Rigling is a born & raised Louisville lady that is passionate about supporting her community. As an Owner of a local neighborhood magazine & active member of many organizations, she is a true “connector” around town. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Krista began a career in the insurance industry that she enjoyed for 17 years. She also worked alongside her father and brother in their family-owned local Popeye’s Franchises. In the summer of 2016, Krista began envisioning a new role for herself for the future. She started her company, PaigeSix Monre, and joined the N2 Publishing family. Last Fall she launched The Oakleaf, a social publication for the residents of GlenOaks. She also recently expanded her business by taking the primary role in the production of Life Around The Commons, for the Norton Commons Community. She especially loves the social events she hosts for the communities & all her relationships with the residents & her clients.
Krista’s and her boyfriend, Josh Hillyard, executive chef at Big Springs Country Club, live in Norton Commons with their 5 children. Krista’s daughter, Jasmine, is a junior at UK, and her son, Luke, is in 5th grade at St. Mary’s Academy. Josh ’s three children Drew, Maddie and Lucy Hillyard all attend St. Albert’s the Great. Krista’s Family is her driving force and the key to her joy and happiness. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, attending the community social events, family musical concerts at home and reading. Krista is honored to be dancing alongside so many wonderful community members at Dancing with the Prospect Stars while raising money for Bluegrass Center for Autism.
Krista says, “I am proud and excited to be dancing in DWPS and raising awareness & funding for Bluegrass Center for Autism. My choice was easy and I am excited to share how BCA became close to my heart. Ben & Christen Byrne are great friends and amazing professionals in our Louisville community. Their commitment & passion for growing the BCA and helping so many families is inspiring. Ben, as a past board member, has given so much time and energy, not just raising funds but creating opportunities for many of us to get involved. Christen, as the Program Director for the East Campus, has a true calling to the BCA and their families. This is so clear when I meet the centers’ families and hear their stories of how she has changed their lives. Christen is driven to ensure each student has a program tailored to each individual based on their needs. Through applied behavioral analysis and their 1:1 ratio each child is set up to be successful and acquire the new skills they need. The BCA currently works with 56 families and each child receives over 1000 hours of service a year. I am so thankful to for Ben and Christen sharing their inspiring commitment with me over the years and allowing me to be a part of the faith & hope the BCA gives their families.”