Kearney was raised in Spokane, and has been involved in theatre all her life. She began volunteering at Civic over 20 years ago, joined the staff in 2014, and considers Civic her second home. Kearney graduated from EWU with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, and is a mother to 3 children, who share her love of the performing arts. She has costumed for several local theatres, and has been twice nominated for Outstanding Costume Design by the 5th Ave High School Musical Theatre Awards in Seattle for her work on University High School's productions of Urinetown and Jekyll & Hyde. When she is not in the costume rental shop or backstage, she can be found onstage, where her favorite productions include Bye Bye Birdie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Fiddler on the Roof.