Kim has been a Klamath Basin resident for most of her life, having graduated from Klamath Union High School. Years later, after starting a family, she graduated from OIT with a BS in Management with the Accounting Option. She has been an administrative assistant at Basin Tire for the last four years.

Kim has been involved with several volunteer opportunities: Malin volunteer fire fighter, Malin Community Park board, Relay for Life Committee, and Ford Leadership training.

She enjoys spending time with her large family, and her hobbies making jewelry, painting, and reading.