Kirsten has been with the Golden Spike Tower since November of 2013. She was very interested in working for the Tower because of the simple mission to provide an educational and entertaining tourist attraction. She loves that we have such a unique opportunity to help the Union Pacific and our community. The most rewarding part of Kirsten’s job is that even though a lot of her work is done behind the scenes, she is still able to get out of the office to interact with our guests and volunteers, it is always such a highlight of the day for her! One of her most memorable moments from her time at the Tower was the day she gave a tour to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. She was so excited to give him a tour, because he was in her “top 5 to meet”. He enjoyed the North Platte Canteen story, and laughed at one of her jokes! Something Kirsten has learned about herself during her tenure at the Tower is how to be resilient. Every day is different at the Tower, and she says that everything you did or didn’t need to know becomes part of the learning process, and trial and error become the normal. She’s also learned that her job will never be done, as there is always a new way to improve! Her favorite part of Bailey Yard to view when she is up on the 8th floor of the tower is the West Hump, because watching the train cars roll down the hill is very therapeutic. A fun fact about Kirsten: she grew up in a five generation family, and was very close with her great, great grandparents!