Kirby is an award winning independent film and video producer. She worked for CBS News in New York, and left to do graduate work in communications at Stanford University, where she received her MA in Communication. She founded Omega Productions, an educational and corporate film and video and production firm where she produced and directed projects for numerous clients including: Apple, The Gap, Levi Strauss, Pacific Telesis. She is currently an Honorary Board member of the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York, and Summer Search San Francisco and has served on the boards of Marin Country Day School, and The Center for Investigative Reporting. She serves on the Advisory Committee for Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.