I am an Artist, Writer, Sugarmaker, Coffee Lover, Baker, Gardener, Reader, Nature Educator, Church Goer, Crafter and more. I'll let you know what I want to be when I grow up - when I know. I love learning and take continuing education courses whenever possible. I've been a Hamden resident since '87, grew up in Seymour and earned a BS Degree in Art Education from SCSU. I am Ranger Kirsten at Brooksvale Park and a charter member of both the Friends of Brooksval and the Friends of Hammonasset. I believe volunteers are nurtured, not born and strive to share this joy with others each day. Past jobs have included babysitting, pharmacist's assistant, retail sales, teaching art and freelance writing for the past Hamden Chronicle and Elm City Newspapers. My greatest job and love is my family. Being wife to one, mother to 4, mother-in-law to two and Tanta to many makes me rejoice every day.