Help End Abuse for Life & the Nest Domestic Violence Shelter cordially invite the community to attend a retirement party for Nest Operations Director, Kathryn Walker. The event will be held Monday, December 13th from 5-7pm at the new “Sanctuary on the River” at 207 Eagle Drive in Ruidoso, across from Ruidoso River Resort.
Walker was originally hired as a Resident Advocate at the Nest in October of 2007. She was promoted to Chief Operations Director in March 2009.
According to Executive Director Coleen Widell, “Kathryn has brought a wealth of skills and experience to our shelter. Her contribution has made a significant impact in the lives of hundreds of women and children at the Nest. To say she will be missed is wholly understated.”
Walker is the daughter of William and Charlotte Jarratt of Ruidoso. She spent many summers in Ruidoso for family reunions since 1950. She helped her Mother establish the original Ruidoso Senior Citizen’s Center in 1974 via a federal grant. The Jarratt’s were actively involved in Lincoln County politics.
Walker is a proud veteran of the US Army and served as NCOIC and Head Counselor of the Halfway House and NCOIC of the Mental Hygiene Clinic at Fort Hood. In 2005, she retired as Chief Probation Officer after 26 years in Texas corrections.
The community party is an opportunity to briefly stop by to thank Walker for her leadership at the Nest and wish her happiness in retirement. Light hors d’œuvre will be served.
Pictured is Kathryn Walker, Operations Director of the Nest.