Kirsten received her B.A. from Luther College in Art and Elementary Education. She taught K-5 Art for five years in the Des Moines School District and the College Community School District before coming to Preucil. She lives in Iowa City with her husband, two small children, one kitty, and a yellow Labrador. She enjoys sewing, scrapbooking, yoga, and spending time with her family. Kirsten is grateful to work in such a special place that respects children and values their creativity in all forms.