Kirvil has been a full time resident of Leavenworth since 2008. Prior to retirement, she worked in a management capacity on issues related to the environment, natural resource management, and energy for local and state governmental agencies. She also was a trustee and the Executive Director of a small family foundation that funded animal protection here in the United States and overseas. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and graduate degrees from the University of Washington and Penn State University.

She is an active volunteer in the community and is committed to preserving our rural quality of life and the unique ecosystems in our mountains, rivers and lakes. She enjoys hiking, biking, gardening and making baskets.