Kim grew up on a small farm in western New York and received a B.S. in Environmental Science from SUNY Buffalo. She spent several years in western Washington working at perennial plant nurseries and eventually started a landscaping business with her husband. In 2003 they moved back to New York to help run the family farm where they raised cut flowers and over 20 different crops that they sold at local farmers markets.
After spending 4 years in New York she and her family decided to return to western Washington. Kim spent 6 years working at a tree nursery in Mount Vernon before she began to work for Dr. Jones in 2013.
Kim’s work includes experimenting with grain products beyond bread such as noodles, assisting in the breeding program’s field research, serving on taste panels for bread and other products, and connecting farmers and businesses to establish profitable and sustainable partnerships that will support the growing regional grain economy.