Kim believes that you can change the world with a five-gallon bucket and a net. Not convinced? Have a look.
Kim spent her childhood in the pastoral wheat fields of southeastern Washington, driving a wheat truck during the summer, together with everyone else in her small hometown of 2,500 people. She is a self-proclaimed nature addict, and a passionate volunteer, having cut her teeth in the non-profit sector as an outdoor education volunteer at the same summer camp she attended as a child. She followed that up by volunteering with Big City Mountaineers, spending a week in the wild with disadvantaged urban youth, learning the fine art of starting a fire with Tapatio!
In the 2009, Kim climbed Mt. Shasta for the Breast Cancer Fund, raising $12,000, summiting, and then speaking out publicly on the fund’s behalf about the environmental causes of breast cancer. Just to keep things interesting, she has also headed up major fundraiser events to finance a new outdoor kindergarten program in Portland, OR, and growth of the local Waldorf School here in Bend. Kim is on the board of the Deschutes River Alliance, keeping in touch with the Deschutes from top to bottom.
Kim leads with her passions in her professional career as well, managing her own apparel design studio, creating award-winning outdoor gear for some of the most well-known brands in the world. Side note, she makes a mean margarita—if you join her for riverside fly fishing, you might just get the chance to test out her skills.