Kimberly earned a B.S. in Geography from Jacksonville State University where she focused her undergraduate studies on Earth Sciences, minoring in Environmental Science. While in college, she began volunteering at a local land trust in Alabama. After graduation, she became a contractual conservation planner for several land trusts across the southeast, including the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Chattahoochee Valley Land Trust, and Lula Lake Land Trust. Kimberly later earned her MPA in Spatial Analysis with a focus on non-profit management from Jacksonville State University where she enjoyed teaching Physical Geography and Geology labs as a graduate teaching assistant. During graduate school, she worked as an interpreter for Little River Canyon National Preserve.
Kimberly came to Teton Regional Land Trust in 2016 after serving as the Stewardship and Monitoring Manager, and later the Stewardship and GIS Specialist for the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust. In her current role, Kimberly oversees the Stewardship Team, works with landowners to maintain and enhance the conservation values on their conserved land while ensuring the terms if the conservation easement are upheld, ensures TRLT’s annual conservation easement monitoring in completed, oversees fee-owned property management, and coordinates fieldwork and leads baseline documentation reporting for new conservation easement properties. She also hones her GIS skills by completing organizational mapping projects and leading the modeling effort for TRLT’s conservation planning.
Kimberly is grateful to work at the Teton Regional Land Trust, with a mission long close to her heart. She finds it rewarding to see how TRLT’s strategically focused work connects landscapes for wildlife, while preserving working farmlands and ranches. TRLT’s service area abuts the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) and the private lands conservation work the Land Trust undertakes ensures important linkages between large tracts of public land remain intact while expanding and protecting range snd habitat for wildlife in an ever changing landscape. One of her favorite things about the work is getting to meet landowners, learning the stories of their land and why they decided to protect it. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her senior rescue pups and her husband, Josh, enjoying all of the activities and beauty that the GYE, Idaho, and surrounding areas have to offer.