Kim is passionate about finding smart, compassionate, and community-based solutions to the environmental challenges of our time. Originally an ordained minister, Kim’s passion for healthy ecosystems led her to combine social justice with climate change and sustainability work in a variety of settings in Nebraska. She brings a holistic perspective to helping Verdis’s clients attend to the triple bottom of line of people, profits and planet.
Previously, Kim served as Executive Director of Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light, a non-profit leading the faith community’s response to climate change. She has also served as Climate Change Resource Specialist at the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as Clean Energy Advocate for the Nebraska Wildlife Federation, and as Sustainability Advisor for the city of Lincoln.
In July 2015, she was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” for her efforts on climate change with the faith community. Kim serves on the board of the Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities and has previously served on the board of WasteCap. She is a Senior Fellow with GreenFaith.
Kim holds a Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion and a B.A. in the History of Art and Visual Communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She lives in Lincoln with her two daughters, and when she’s not trying to save the world, she enjoys roller skating, ice skating, biking, walking and jogging. Kim’s Gallup strengths are Intellection, Learner, Strategic, Maximizer, and Relator.