My name is Kim. Welcome to my site.
A bit about me.. I live in the prettiest place in the world, at the edge of the Continental Divide, where I get to ski in an average of 300 inches of powder every year. In the summer I water ski, camp, jump out of airplanes, kayak, drive race cars and whatever else sounds fun at the time.
I'm the Program Director for Vets-Help.org and a Community Leaders Conference delegate invited to Washington DC where I was part of a panel at the Small Business Administration discussing issues faced by our community in accessing information and other SBA services.
Even my day job is fun. I'm an internet developer and consultant specializing in marketing and event planning relating to the disability community, so I get to plan parties, go to cool events, and give stuff away
My professional life includes a successful modeling and acting career with a not-too-shabby collection of print, runway, stage, radio, film and television credits, 10 years as Principal Agent at IMAGE Management representing top names in the disability community and 6 years as a writer with 3 years as Associate Editor at Active Living Magazine.
My competitive athletic career began when I was 14 with a selection to the provincial team for nationals and spanned another 6 years. I competed as a swimmer and in track and field for Ontario at the National level and Canada at numerous US National events were I took home a huge pile of medals, some records and a World Achievement Award for my very short lived (about 20 minutes) World Record in Shot Put.
During that time I held Junior Development and Promotions and Fundraising positions on the board of Ontario Amputee Sports Association where I got my sports marketing and event planning start.
I've produced numerous types of events including fashion shows, concerts, bbqs, silent auctions, gala dinner parties, multi day sporting events both locally and out of state and dozens of trade show exhibitor / vendor trips.
In my spare time I work with a very select number of groups and charities - all programs and organizations that work toward changing the environment to include people with mobility and other impairments in mainstream life as opposed to trying to make us fit in or stay home.
These programs include Unlimbited, my sports club providing equipment, the accessible trailer and funding for skiing and events by other clubs and groups including Moving Forward Foundation from Kalispell MT which arranges activities including a killer sled hockey program, kayaking, zip-lining, handcyling, fashion shows and parties, and Vets-Help.org a national organization providing reintegration services to Veterans. I am the Program Director there, managing the lifestyle programs for Veterans with disabilities.
Oh, and I do it from a wheelchair because I'm a double above knee amputee, which I guess to some people is kind of interesting, but to me it's just the way it's always been. The upside to my situation is the resulting circumstances have left me in a very unique position.
I have the opportunities, the abilities and the time to make a positive change. If you're interested in what I do, or maybe even participating yourself, come on in :).
While you are here being suitably impressed by my awesomeness, please check out my sponsors and maybe even buy a bumper sticker or something..