Get Real with Krissie Newman, Executive Director of Rescue Ranch


Quick stats: 37, president and executive director of Rescue Ranch

Family tree: Lives in Statesville “The Ville” with her husband Ryan; daughters Brooklyn, 3, and Ashlyn, 2; five dogs Mopar, Dunkin, Harley, Socks and Fred; two cats Castor and Camber, as well as Angus cows, buffalo and chickens

Favorite indulgence: Dunkin Donuts Coffee

Favorite outing:  Lavendar Boutique in Mooresville, and any kind of beach trip

Favoirte local eats: Mi Pueblo Mexican Grill

iPod: pop, hip-hop and country. No particular favorite at the moment

Latest read: Animal Zookeepers journal, and kids books. “Goodnight Gorilla” and “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” are at the top of the list

DVR: “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” “American Pickers,” “American Restoration” and waiting for fall premieres of “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy”

In your bag: Qore-24, Chapstick, keys, wallet, extra hair ties, phone charger, wipes, baby powder and extra change of clothes for the kids

Can’t live without: family, animals and of course coffee

Stress buster: Krav Maga and target shooting