Kirsten Seglem, a Rice graduate and Houston transplant, lived in more than ten different states and four different countries before calling Texas home.
Kirsten grew up in a military family where frequent relocations were a way of life. She attended St. Stephens and St. Agnes School on the east coast before making her way across the country for college. At the age of 17, Kirsten attended the University of South Carolina on an athletic scholarship, but chose to leave after a significant injury. She then came to Houston, Texas where she spent four years at Rice University earning her Bachelors of Arts in Economics, Policy Studies and Kinesiology.
Following college, Kirsten started and ran her own graphic design company, creating professional websites, marketing materials and advertising campaigns. She is proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Wordpress, Dreamweaver, HTML and multiple database management software applications as well as website marketing and SEO products. She served as the executive assistant, information technology coordinator and contract liaison to the Executive Management Division for Westpac Petroleum, a petroleum product wholesaler serving the needs of both local and international clientele.
Before becoming a licensed realtor, Kirsten was a self-employed professional poker player on tour and online. Self-discipline, focus, communication, problem solving skills, judgment and time management led directly to her success. This environment also developed her expertise in statistical analysis, calculated profiling and risk-reward analysis.
In her spare time Kirsten enjoys working out, volunteering, coaching, fishing, antiquing, reading, playing Sudoku, drinking good coffee and seeing the world. She has supported the Blue Cure, Houston Texans Foundation, Houston Children’s Hospital, SCORE! Reading Program, Rice Outreach Mentoring Program, Light House Association for the Blind and the United Way. She also has her own dog rescue website. She is a PADI-certified scuba diver and holds a record for one of the largest mahi-mahi ever caught in Cabo San Lucas.