Cristin M. Heyns-Bousliman, Esq., THRP

Principal, HR Consulting Practice Leader

Cristin M. Heyns-Bousliman, Esq., THRP

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As a Principal and Practice Leader, Cristin brings a wealth of resources and entrepreneurial skills to REDW’s Human Resources Consulting group, including human resources management and strategy, employee relations and engagement, and compensation and benefits. Moreover, as a former litigation attorney specializing in employment law, Cristin has an in-depth legal understanding of federal and state employment laws.

In 2018, Cristin started Human Resources Experience, LLC, a human resources consulting and proactive legal practice, and merged her growing business with REDW in early 2020. In previous roles, Cristin served as VP-Human Resources and General Counsel for a large regional restaurant franchise with more than 1,700 employees.

An experienced human resources consultant, Cristin offers the following services to clients:

  • Improving performance in the human resources function, including design of employee engagement and culture initiatives, development of strong policies and procedures, implementation of talent management software, and leadership coaching/professional mentorships for HR and operations managers
  • Developing risk management, legal, and compliance functions, including proactive strategies to eliminate potential employer liability, mediating employee relations matters, conducting effective internal investigations and I-9 audits, and managing insurance claims.
  • Consulting related to compensation analysis and planning, job descriptions, and employee benefits.


Cristin holds a BBA from the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management and obtained her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She is also certified as a Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP).


In 2014, Cristin was recognized as one of Albuquerque Business First’s “Top 40 Under Forty,” and in 2015 the publication honored her again as a “Woman of Influence.” She was also selected as a UNM Anderson School of Management Hall of Fame Young Alumni award recipient in 2017


Cristin is currently Chair of the Human Resources Committee for All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center and serves on their ad hoc Events Committee as Immediate Past Chair. She is also a Board Member for Vintage Albuquerque, a fundraising organization dedicated to advancing arts education for children. Cristin is a former President of the Albuquerque Bar Association and former Board Secretary of Planned Parenthood of New Mexico. She has also chaired fundraising initiatives for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, and assisted in fundraising initiatives for NDI New Mexico and The New Mexico Dream Center.