Kirsten L. Hofeling, Chief Operating Officer

 1aKirstenaKirsten serves as the Executive Director of Havenwood Academy where she thrives on interacting with and helping the young women in the program. Kirsten graduated with her nursing degree from the University of Utah in 1986. Kirsten worked in numerous areas in nursing including as the charge nurse for the adolescent lock-down unit at the Western Institute of Neuropsychiatry, now the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute. Kirsten became dissatisfied with the some of the ways that adolescents were being treated in such a setting and has spent years working to develop better, more humanitarian centered, methods of helping those in need. Kirsten is the mother of 9 children and soon to be three grandchildren and loves her role as mother and grandmother above all else. Kirsten is a talented musician and leads her family of five violinists, two cellists, five pianists, a couple of guitarists and one bagpiper in performances including classical music, various shades of fiddle and modern music throughout the local area and in the Nauvoo, Illinois area. Kirsten also loves to engage herself and her family in service in numerous locations.