Kim is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and is the Executive Director of Vocational Opportunities of Cherokee and Cherokee Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Program. She has worked with education and job training programs for 34 years. She holds an AASBA, a BSBA and a MAEd. She also currently serves on the NC SILC as Treasurer, the MARC Association Board of Directors, the Conference Coordinator of CANAR, Inc., and as President of the Unto These Hills Scholarship Fund. Kim has 3 children and resides on the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Cherokee, N.C.