Kirsten lives in Catharpin, Virginia and has been a Veterinary Technician for 15 year at Towne Animal Clinic in Leesburg. Kirsten has a couple of border collies, one of whom is retired from agility. She also breeds and shows American Staffordshire Terriers in conformation, while her daughter, Charlotte, trains one for agility. Kirsten juggles a busy work and home life with Charlotte and her long-time boyfriend in order to make time to train dogs and teach foundation to young teams. Kirsten and her dogs have enjoyed much success in the agility ring, finishing third at the 2001 AKC Invitational (agility try outs for the US World Team) with her dog, Flurry, who also attended the 2001 AKC National Championships. Together, Kirsten and Flurry earned a MACH2 title, as well as placed 4th overall in USDAA's Dog Agility Masters team tournament in 2003. Dare is an Agility Dog Champion in USDAA and was 4th overall in team at USDAA Dog Agility Masters team tournament in 2004 and has placed in several classes at USDAA Nationals over the last 7 years. Kirsten was also an accomplished three-day event rider as a junior and competed her horse at the upper levels until 2001.