Kim Thompson is a Rocky Mountain girl, through and through. Growing up in Colorado, the iconic front range provided the inspiration for her adventurous spirit. For over a decade she bounced around the west, and in between received undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Natural Sciences. She has guided in Alaska, ski instructed in Colorado, and was an Outward Bound instructor in Washington both on the ocean and in the mountains. She notoriously spent 30 days living out of a sea kayak while paddling, self-sustained, the greater portion of the British Columbia coast. More recently her life settled down after marrying a wildland firefighter-turned-carpenter, and Kim has spent the past five years as a middle school science teacher. Today you will find her still roaming the Rocky Mountains; biking, hiking, backpacking, skiing, trail running and caring for her large garden, chickens and Carl, her Newfoundland.