When Kim first came to Montana after college on the East Coast, she got a master’s degree in history of the American West at the University of Montana and started exploring the mountain ranges and rivers of the Northern Rockies. She has worked on wildlife connectivity, large landscape conservation and public health/climate change issues in the region for the last 15 years. Most recently, she coordinated the Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent, a transboundary collaboration promoting culture, community and conservation across an 18-million-acre landscape. Kim will work with staff, donors, conservation partners and trustees to advance Vital Ground’s philanthropy programs and support conservation goals. Kim lives in Missoula, Mont., with her husband and two children and is also an extraordinary huckleberry picker.