Kim graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance. She then went to work as a cost analyst for United Jersey Bank South, and later as an analyst for the Franklin Mint. In 1987, Kim created Papagallo Enterprises, an exotic bird supply company, which she owned and operated for the next ten years. Once her son was ready for school, Kim discovered Waldorf education. Kim worked in enrollment at The River Valley School, and then the Enrollment and Development offices at the Waldorf School of Princeton.
Kim and her family, (including three dogs, 2 cats, and a box of hermit crabs), moved from Pennsylvania to Texas in 2004 and joined the Austin Waldorf School community. Kim enjoys spending time with her family, photography, and scuba diving.