Nice to meet you! I’m Kirsten and I am in love with Costa Rica. I was born and raised in Seattle, WA but when I came to Costa Rica for vacation a few years ago I quickly realized I had never felt more at home.
After graduating from college, with my Business and Spanish degree, I worked for years for marketing agencies planning corporate events all over the United States. I enjoyed my work but helping sell a variety of products that ranged from fast food to cars just wasn’t fulfilling.
On a whim, I came to Costa Rica for vacation and I spent my first few months in Nosara. I already spoke Spanish fluently and had a cousin from Colorado that had lived in Costa Rica for 15+ years. He is just a few years older than me but I hadn’t seen him since I was 8 years old!
If you don’t count a stay at an all-inclusive in Cabo I had never been to Central America. I already spoke Spanish but before I settled down I wanted to see if there was another country I liked better than Costa Rica. I backpacked all by myself through all but one country in Central America. I popped down to Panamá then flew to Mexico and made my way down through Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and finally back to Costa Rica.
The entire time I was traveling I was homesick but I wasn’t homesick for Seattle. I missed Costa Rica.
I find so much joy in helping others plan their wedding, event, or simply travel around Costa Rica. I love the happiness I see radiate from my clients on their wedding day, birthday, or just a fun celebration with their loved ones. I’m blessed to be able to share in these moments, and as cheesy as it sounds, it is so rewarding to help my clients make their dreams come to life.
In my free time, you can find me at the beach with my dog, on an adventure to a waterfall, practicing photography, or listening to a podcast.
Do you want to know what lights me up? Hearing from you! Making friends all over the world makes my life a little brighter. Whether you need help planning your wedding, need some travel advice, or simply want to say hello, please send me a note or say hi on Instagram. I’d love to hear from you!