Originally from the Salt Lake City area, Kim has long-time roots in Jackson Hole, having spent summers growing up on her family’s guest ranch, the R Lazy S. Kim’s early passions in life were ski racing, horseback riding, and fly fishing, which lead down the path to her current position with The Legacy Group of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty.
Kim attended Dartmouth College, earning a degree in Government and Sociology, and was co-captain of the women’s alpine ski team. After graduation, Kim knew her heart was in the mountains, so she moved to Aspen, Colorado and later to Park City, Utah, where she coached ski racing for several years, then taught skiing at Deer Valley. Ultimately Kim returned to Jackson, where she has lived full-time since 1986.
She and her husband, Stephen, co-founded Westbank Anglers, an international retail/adventure travel company which included a worldwide network of fly fishing lodges that spanned over a dozen countries. They sold Westbank in 2002 to focus on new ventures, which included a hotel and wine tourism company in Mendoza, Argentina. Kim also worked as editor and business manager for an internationally acclaimed outdoor and ski photographer. She then moved on to Aspen Travel/Jackson Hole, where she spent 6 years working as a travel coordinator in the film production and entertainment world.
Kim was invited by Ken to join his team in February, 2012. Along with assisting in Ken’s real estate company, Kim also works on the fly-fishing side of Ken’s business located in Patagonia, Argentina. Patagonia River Ranch is widely recognized as one of the premiere fly fishing destinations in the world.