Pack Leader | Animal Companion
Originally from the Seattle area, Kirsten’s career working with animals began during college where she was born and raised and spent the first 47 years of her life. In high school, she attended cosmetology school half of the day to get a jump start on a career. After 6 years in the industry, she recognized she wasn’t fulfilled in the industry for several reasons and was looking to change her career. Pet Sitting was such a perfect fit that she never pursued Graphic Design or Web Design as a career and left the beauty industry after 6 years. While in College, for Graphic Arts and Web Design, she started pet-sitting and has spent the past 3 decades caring for other people’s fur babies, while also building a phenomenal business, and creating work for others in the community.
She holds a Cosmetology License, a Degree in Graphic and Web Design, is a Certified Advanced Crystal Master, Holistic Life, Health, and Business Coach, and has 30+ years of Business Experience and countless course certifications.
While she was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, the lack of sunshine, and the drastically changing business and political climate in the area over the decade prior, in 2016 she started looking for a business-friendly, sunny place to relocate, and what better than the Sun Shine State, Florida! It kept hitting the mark for what she was looking for.
She has homeschooled her daughter who is nearly 18, with the exception of 1 year in the 3rd grade in a public school. Her daughter is now working in her own business, as well as part-time for Pet Sitters Unlimited. Kirsten currently operates another business offering Holistic Life, Health, and Business Coaching, where she currently runs online workshops with small groups as well as private 1:1 transformational coaching for individuals who are interested in balancing out their lives with the whole person in mind so their lives are more manageable, especially those families that have children on the Autism spectrum or are those going through Cancer.
She has spent the last 25 years living holistically, working with Naturopaths, Chiropractors, Energy Healers, Holistic Veterinarians, and Biological Dentists, and has also been an advocate for Organic Farmers. Many of her pet sitting clients are unable to stay at kennels because of the restrictions they have when it comes to vaccinations, so pet sitting is a great fit for them. She doesn’t require pets to be vaccinated and always has great tips for alternatives to pharmaceuticals. She jokes and says that her dog was the reason she got involved in holistic living because of her Boxer pup, Parker, and what his Holistic Veterinarian taught her.
In her downtime, she is semi-politically active, researches local, State, and federal law. She has a small art studio, keeps physically active with Yoga and exercise, and enjoys walks in the evening at the beach to ground her energy while snapping a few gorgeous photographs. When you meet her, ask her if she has any on her phone! Currently, going into 2024, she is enrolled in naturopathic college to begin a lifelong path into Holistic health and wellness so she can open a wellness retreat center here in SWFL.
She is a warm, kind, very friendly, confident woman who has a great energy about her and she also has an infectious laugh. Both you and your pets will likely take to her right away.