Kirsten is a skilled and experienced communications professional, who specializes in strategic communications, public policy, public relations, campaign management and stakeholder relations.
Kirsten’s roles in government, both in political offices and the civil service give her a keen insight into political decision-making and forecasting of policy positions on emerging regulatory issues.
She has held positions in the Office of the Prime Minister, where she worked in communications and engaged with stakeholders, the federal Office of the Minister of International Cooperation, and as a special assistant to a Member of Parliament, where she managed stakeholder meetings and conducted research to support committee participation.
She has held positions in Provincial Governments including in the Department of Social Development in New Brunswick where she was a Communications Officer and worked to develop the messaging for the Poverty Reduction Action Plan; and in the Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development in British Columbia as a Land Acquisition Officer, where one of her accomplishments was successfully negotiating and acquiring a new BC Wildfire Headquarter property in Dawson Creek ahead of schedule and under budget through excellent stakeholder relations.
Kirsten also brings perspective as a former small business owner, having built, and operated a successful real estate business in the Ottawa area. With hands on experience in business management and creating effective partnerships, she captures new opportunities and is knowledgeable in how to craft win-win scenarios.
Based in her hometown of London, Ontario with her family, Kirsten enjoys hiking, camping, running, horseback riding, travelling Canada and being outdoors in general.