Kirsten Spence

Principle @ Quercwood Consulting

Kirsten is a freelance writer living in Northwestern Ontario near the shores of Lake Superior where her passion for the outdoors has led to amazing discoveries in the area.

She is a trail builder, Kinghorn Rail Trail Project, Georgian Bay Coastal Trail Project, and the Group of Seven Trail to name a few. She also designs trails, trailhead signage and has written many tourism trail management plans, including the Award Winning Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail.

Kirsten has worked for many Not-for-Profit trail organizations in Ontario including Trans Canada Trail, The Park-to-Park Trail Association and volunteers with many other regional trail groups to develop trails. She has a thorough understanding of tourism trails, Trail Town and other practices to elevate your trail to world-class status.

She is an avid hiker, beekeeper and gardener amongst many hobbies.  Kirsten lives outside of Thunder Bay, ON with her husband Jim on their hobby farm – Hurkett Hill Farm.  Her passion for self-sustainability and homesteading has brought back a simpler life of hard work and rewarding lifestyle.