Kirsten grew up in Southern California, a kid with a passion for art and animals, she decided to pursue the former and attended Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, MI earning a BA in Art and Spanish in 2010. After getting married to a triple threat (fisherman, engineer, Michigander) in 2012 she and her husband moved out to Colorado, spending a year in Denver before heading to the Roaring Fork Valley. On discovering CMC’s fantastic Veterinary Technician program she decided to return to school in 2014, and graduated in the Spring of 2016. Now she enjoys exploring the area with Chinook (Lab/Pit/? rescue pup), lazing around with her bearded dragon Artemis, reading everything she can get her hands on, and creating during her free time.