Kirsten was raised in the Pace/Milton area where her family has lived for over sixty years. She has a husband who is also a CPA and 2 young children. Kirsten graduated from the University of West Florida with her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 2003 and from Florida State University with her Masters degree in taxation in 2004. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida. Kirsten has over 10 years experience in accounting and taxation.