Kirsten "Kapt. Kaos" McCandless - Milford, Massachusetts
Kirsten, aka Kapt. Kaos as she is called by some of the locals, is one of the most multi talented women you will ever meet in the world of darts. Her aim is true and her sights are set high for the future.
She was born and raised in Sherborn, MA and attended Framingham State College where she earned a degree in English. She loves horses and after college became a full time equestrian. A series of injuries forced her to retire from what she describes as her dream job. Kirsten has also raced three classes of sail boats at the Regional and National level.
Kirsten's ex-husband taught her how to play darts in August 1995, the next month she joined her first dart team. She enjoyed it so much she left the prestigious Boston choir Heritage Chorale to focus on developing her game. She played for a while but stepped away from the sport in 2003. She stayed away for almost seven years but found that darts filled a void in her life, a way to fill her need for competition. So in 2011 she returned and now plays as many tournaments as she can fit into her busy schedule and some ADO National playoffs.
She has taught her daughter Hannah to play and she is becoming quite a good youth player in one of the country's most competitive regions. She one day hopes they can team up to win doubles events. Kirsten has created a dart clinic which helps others with the mechanics of their throw and uses video analysis to teach new players good technique. She also helps experienced players who have fallen into bad habits, one of which is fellow Kryptonite Girls teammate Lora Josey who is very grateful for the help in correcting her throw.
Kirsten works for a company which tests medical equipment and when she is not working or playing darts she is passionate about music. She plays guitar and occasionally performs in the Milford Performing Arts Center with her daughter who takes voice lessons there. She stays quite busy but also enjoys just hanging out with family and her dog "Razzle".
Kirsten's Walk on Song
Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Hard Way