Kirsten graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a degree in Animal Science. She has never used the degree.
After several rewarding years working in the family business, Kirsten bounced around jobs in Chicago, cooking in a vegetarian restaurant, managing a restaurant, working in a health club. On an offhand remark from her mother (maybe the first and last time she has listened to her mother’s advice), Kirsten investigated massage therapy as a career.
She started at Urban Oasis in the fall of 1999, just having graduated from The Soma Institute massage therapy program. She held both reception and massage therapy positions for several years until moving into management.
Kirsten appreciates being part of such a respected Chicago business and the ability to build lasting relationships with so many of our great clientele. It is a pleasure to hear every day how Urban Oasis therapists positively impact our clients’ lives.