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 vibrant communities and healthy ecosystems drives her work in the sustainability sector. She brings a holistic perspective to helping Verdis’s clients attend to the triple bottom of line of people, profits and planet.
Kim currently directs the firm’s climate action and resiliency planning work. She has extensive training and experience in climate planning and has applied that expertise in several projects, including a climate resiliency plan for Black Hills State University/the City of Spearfish, SD and a climate action plan for the City of Lincoln, NE. Kim is also the Verdis team’s behavior change expert, having earned a Certificate in Sustainability and Behavior Change from the University of California, San Diego in 2017. She has created numerous campaigns that have influenced individuals at our clients’ organizations to adopt more sustainable behaviors. Kim also leads large sustainability master planning projects and acquires new business and strategic partnerships.
In 2015, she was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” for her efforts on climate change with the faith community. In 2016, she was named as one of Lincoln’s 30 Most Influential Women by the Lincoln Journal Star. Her previous experience includes climate change outreach at the University of Nebraska, clean energy advocacy, and sustainability ministry. Kim serves on the Mayor’s Environmental Task Force in Lincoln and on the board of Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light.
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 kids. Kim’s Gallup Strengths are Intellection, Learner, Strategic, Maximizer, and Relator.