Kirsten was born and raised in Massachusetts, and has called Colorado home since 2008. She moved to Vail the day after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011. Before relocating to Basalt in 2020, she also spent a year living in one of Aspen’s sister cities, Queenstown, New Zealand.
Kirsten comes to radio from print journalism. She has in-house experience as the former digital editor of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine, where she oversaw digital content and strategy, and contributed extensively to the magazine’s print publication. As a freelancer, she has been published in regional and national outlets, and has covered everything from the future of farming in Colorado to backcountry ski trips.
When Kirsten’s not reporting on the Roaring Fork Valley’s vibrant arts and culture scene, she’s typically snowboarding, hiking, camping or trail running with her husband and their dog, Yukon. She is also an avid traveler, lifelong soccer player and US women’s national soccer team superfan.
The Arts & Culture Desk is generously supported by the Edlis Neeson Foundation.