Kiersten is an ex-tv network marketing executive turned stay-at-home mom turned self-taught furniture designer/builder. After leaving the corporate world in 2003 to spend more time with her kids (then 1 and 5), she rekindled a passion for woodworking during those rare moments when she had a minute to herself. Her father, a self-taught carpenter and woodworker, built most of the families furniture when she was growing up in Ohio. She learned from the best tinkering around in his garage workshop. Thirty-some years later, Kiersten has her own garage workshop where she designs and produces modern/mid-century style kids' furniture. She is armed with an innate eye for design/art, ten years of motherhood experience, and no formal design training. Mod Mom Furniture's pieces are inspired by the mid-century style and by her own kids' wants and needs. She uses birch and baltic birch plywood, non-toxic paints, water-based stains and low-voc, water-based finishes in all of her designs.