Being the oldest of seven children born and raised on a working dairy, hog, and crop farm, Kim learned at an early age that with hard work, determination and respect for our land and life anything was possible. Kim learned to be creative and think outside the box which helped develop her “get it done” attitude.
After graduating from Vincennes University with an Associate of Science Agribusiness degree she continued her studies at Purdue University in Economics and onto Indiana State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Kim left Indiana after graduation residing in southern California working for Southern California Edison, and then transitioned to the State of California Board of Equalization as a Senior Tax Collector in San Jose California. Kim relocated to Ohio in 1989.