Kristy Hitchcock

FYI Technical Advisor

Kristy recently joined the Urban Conservancy as a Front Yard Initiative Technical Advisor. She works closely with the UC team to assist in day-to-day operations of FYI. Her primary responsibilities focus on working with homeowners participating in FYI by conducting design workshops and site visits, as well as consulting with homeowners about their projects, offering plant and green infrastructure recommendations.

Kristy moved to New Orleans in 2015 after she retired from a long career as a product director for a global technology company. During her career, but in her spare time, Kristy took on many volunteer opportunities to give back to the community.  Upon moving to New Orleans, she has continued her volunteer work with groups here. 

As an avid gardener and DIY-er, Kristy was dismayed by the amount of concrete and flooding at her New Orleans home. In 2016, she learned about the Urban Conservancy’s Front Yard Initiative, became an early participant of the FYI program, volunteered with the group, and became an enthusiastic advocate for the program!

Kristy can reached at