Kimberley was telling stories through pictures before she learned how to write. After graduation, she moved to Victoria, British Columbia to pursue education in creative writing. She graduated from the University of Victoria in June 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts, completing a double major program in Creative Writing and Environmental Studies.
During university, Kimberley was a contributing writer in The Martlet student newspaper, and Essence, the student environmental studies publication. Passionate about building sustainable communities, Kimberley was a twice-elected board member of the University of Victoria Sustainability Project, where she worked as part of a team to manage university funding, approve grant applications for sustainability-oriented projects at UVic and in the community, and held the “I Love Local Food” event educating students on local food, and campus compost and recycling initiatives. She developed a magazine from a classroom project into a self-sustaining print publication distributed through Victoria and surrounding communities. She worked as editor of Concrete Garden from 2012-2014 before taking maternity leave in summer 2014 and stepping down to editor at large, a position she still holds. Shortly after graduation, she worked as a teacher’s assistant for first and second year journalism classes, and won a Community Research Fellowship through the Centre for Co-operative and Community Based Economy at UVic, where she researched the change of print media in the digital age and how magazines influence consumer behaviour.
Since 2012, Kimberley has worked as an associate at Santé Communications Group, a full service communications firm based in Victoria, BC. Her meticulous eye for detail was instrumental in copy editing large projects (biography, RFPs, a 220-page cookbook, etc.). Kimberley researched, edited and fact checked feature content for Boulevard and British Columbia Magazine.
Kimberley was a panel speaker in the food writing symposium “A Sustainable Feast: The New Food Writing” at The Malahat Review’s WordsThaw in 2013. She spoke on the growing urban homesteading movement, and the proactive relationship between environmental writing and social platforms.
Her first book is on global agriculture for Orca Book Publisher’s “Footprints” series, an environmental fact book series for children in grades 3-6. Her book is currently in the editing stage and is set for publication in spring 2017.
Kimberley lives with her partner and son in Adams Lake, British Columbia, Canada.