Kitsey E. Burns is a Yadkin County native who serves as a staff reporter and feature writer for The Yadkin Ripple, The Tribune and On the Vine magazine. She holds a bachelor's degree in communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She began her journalism career at The Tribune in 2004. After several years in the marketing and public relations field, she returned in 2014 to write for The Yadkin Ripple. In her spare time, Kitsey enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her fiancee. She is an active performer with Foothills Theatre and volunteers annually at the Susan G. Komen breast cancer 3-Day in Atlanta, Georgia.