Kim started at UWYC in July of 2020. She is honored to lead the efforts of the staff, board and volunteers to make Yellowstone County a better place to live, work and play through our community impact initiatives, fundraising efforts and relationship-building. Her favorite part of her job is the people she gets to meet. She loves people--every single one of us! And, she enjoys connecting people to others, to something they need, to someone they need to know or to something inside themselves that is waiting to be brought forth.
Q&A with Kim
If you could send a note to yourself in 2030, what would it say?
Here are 4 things I still hope you are passionate about:
1. Loving and serving everyone.
2. Being stubbornly hopeful and impatiently optimistic.
3. Practicing what you preach and expecting that from others.
4. Looking for silver linings and learning from your mistakes.
What is your favorite place on earth?
Sitting on a beautiful white-sand beach with turquoise waters listening to Jimmy Buffett tunes and an umbrella drink in hand!
What's the greatest gift we can give one another?
Grace. The world is so quick to judge and expect perfection, sometimes we need to take a step back and recognize that we are all trying our best. I always assume the best intentions of others, and even if they fall short, it is important to give them grace, respect and dignity for their efforts.
Is there anything else you want to share about yourself?
I like to laugh and find joy in all situations. I am a southwest girl at heart, but a Montanan by choice! When I'm not doing something for UWYC or wearing my “pastor’s wife” hat, I enjoy wine and live music, hiking, kayaking, and volunteering with Junior League and 100 Strong. My greatest joys are my grandsons. I am passionate about living a toxin-free lifestyle and consider myself a peace, love and social justice ambassador. I am a self-published author of They've Always Been Nice to Me, which is a tribute to my Uncle Randy who is intellectually challenged and has Cerebral Palsy and lives a meaningful life.