Kirstin Boyd graduated from East Carolina University with a B.S. in Middle Grades Education: Science and English Language Arts. She spent ten years teaching middle schoolers in Wake, Pitt, and Craven Counties. Alongside teaching, she tutored for several years at Huntington Learning Center and began a cheerleading program at her most recent school. Kirstin and her husband enjoy spoiling their two dogs, Hauser and Darwin, and spending time at a family river home on the Pamlico River. As part of a large family, Kirstin values time spent with them talking, laughing, and playing games.