Kirsten has worked for CASA of Missoula for over 6 years in various capacities. She started out as an Americorps Vista and eventually became the Interim Director. In August, 2015 Kirsten left CASA and moved to San Francisco, California. She was there just long enough to get hooked on real ramen and the nice weather but being away from home also helped her to fully appreciate what an amazing place Montana is. Kirsten happily returned to Missoula the summer of 2016 and is delighted to be back at CASA as CASA’s Program Coordinator.
Kirsten is a Montana native, she grew up in a house in the woods with her parents and sister right outside of Helena, MT. She received her B.A. from the University of Montana in Communication Studies and Human Relations. Kirsten has always been passionate about children and believes in the good of people and in people’s ability to change. The mission of CASA speaks to her and in her time working with CASA she has seen what a difference having an active volunteer on a case can make.
Kirsten lives with her husband, Steve, and their dog Jayne, an 80lb male lab (Steve named him, she says.) Kirsten loves her family and friends, bringing people together, and getting outside to hike, mountain bike and try her hand at skiing.