Krystin Shanklin

Manager of Operations - Lufkin, TX

Krystin Shanklin

Manager of Operations - Lufkin, TX


Krystin Shanklin is the Administrative Business Partner at N2Growth. She supports the retained search practice in various ways, mainly enabling the search teams to connect clients with next-level talent. Krystin brings over six years of project management experience from serving as a Behavioral Scientist, Executive Officer, and Acquisitions Officer in the United States Air Force.

Krystin grew up in Southern California before earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science at the United States Air Force Academy. While attending USAFA, she played four years of NCAA Division 1 soccer, led the team as Captain her junior and senior years, and continued playing internationally on the United States Armed Forces Women’s Soccer Team, competing in South Korea and El Paso, Texas. Upon graduation, Krystin was stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where she gained valuable leadership experience as a Behavioral Scientist, conducting rapid-prototyping research for the Air Force Special Operations Command in the Air Force Research Laboratory. She then became the Executive Officer for the 88th Mission Support Group on one of the Air Force’s largest bases, supporting the Group Commander and managing her executive support team. Krystin finished out her military career at Los Angeles Air Force Base, where she served as the Lead Program Integrator on a multi-billion dollar missile warning/missile defense satellite acquisitions program, managing multiple cross-functional engineering teams for the Air Force Space and Missiles Systems Center. Krystin views her time in the military as one giant learning experience. Every assignment offered an opportunity to learn new things and further develop Krystin into the woman and leader she is today.

Outside of N2Growth, Krystin spends time with her girlfriend and their four pets in East Texas. She also spends her free time renovating her house with the help of her dad. Krystin enjoys crossword puzzles, crispy dumplings, and good coffee and donuts.

Areas of Expertise


Our executive search practice in Lufkin, TX focuses on senior executive, board and C-Suite searches. The world’s leading brands seek our counsel to build best-in-class leadership teams, to manage performance, and for succession planning. 

Find Leaders


Our broad portfolio of executive coaching & leadership development services in Lufkin, TX pushes companies and teams to greatness, whether through 1:1 executive coaching or enterprise-wide leadership advisory. There actually is a silver bullet in business – it’s called great leadership.

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