Kirsten grew up in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, and completed her bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Minnesota, Morris. She then went on to complete her Master of Nursing degree at the University of Minnesota. She worked as a nurse for 5 years at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital until she graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Minnesota, specializing in Pediatric Primary Care with a graduate minor in Integrative Health and Healing. Kirsten loves working with children of all ages and her practice interests include using integrative therapies for symptom management and caring for children with chronic conditions. Kirsten is a certified Lactation Counselor. She lives with her husband Mike, her son Kellan, and their three rescue dogs. Her interests include playing volleyball, spending time on the lake, traveling, and listening to live music. Kirsten sees patients in Chaska & Delano.