Kiersti was raised in a small town in south Texas, where she spent most of her time playing golf and fishing. She attended Texas A&M, where she pursued her passion for serving others in healthcare and earned a degree in health education and biology. She attended nursing school at the University of Texas at Tyler and started her nursing career in the Texas Medical Center’s level 1 trauma center. As much as she loved Texas, she wanted to live where she could enjoy her passions of the mountains and skiing more regularly. So, she decided to pursue travel nursing, which brought her to Washington. Once she discovered all the PNW had to offer, she knew she had found her new home.
Kiersti enjoyed working in emergency medicine for twelve and a half years but found herself wanting to help her patients more. She desires to provide patients with the care and education they need to prevent them from unwanted and stressful trips to the emergency department. She aims to create trusting relationships so that she may partner with patients to encourage healthy lifestyles and prevent disease.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, backcountry skiing, and camping, along with spending time on the farm with her husband and their cows. Additionally, she loves traveling to new places and learning about other cultures. Kiersti believes that an individual can never stop learning and gaining knowledge in all aspects of life.