During college Kirsten worked in many disciplines of the arts including ceramics, glass blowing, bronze casting, but working with metals stole her heart.

At Southern Illinois University and Curtain University in Western Australia, she completed her BFA specializing in metalsmithing.

Her work in precious metals never quite fit the jewelry scale and once her training in blacksmithing started it was evident that her work would grow in scale. Her work is featured in public and private collections all around the nation and is represented by several galleries.

Upon arriving in Bozeman, Montana, her work has evolved to include painting in an effort to capture the beauty which she lives in every day. The western landscape and ever changing sky fuel her work.