Kim is a native Arizonan who has lived and worked in Scottsdale her entire life. She graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from Arizona State University and worked as a clothing buyer until she decided her calling was to work with children. She then earned her Arizona Teacher Certification and was a preschool teacher until returning to school to earn her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Arizona State, being awarded the Carol S. Tymkowich Scholarship for academic and clinical performance and graduating with a 4.0 G.P.A. Kim has spent the last 15 years of her professional life working with students from 3 to 18 years of age who have a wide range of speech and language delays and disorders. Kim’s work with the school age population has included interventions for students with learning disabilities, language delays and disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. She has provided interventions for articulation and apraxia and has worked with many students who use Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices. Kim has provided therapies in public school, residential treatment center, private school, and home-based settings. In the public schools Kim provided interventions in self-contained and resource settings in which she gained detailed knowledge of the special education process. Kim has a particular interest in the autism population. Her desire to learn about these unique individuals led her to acquire of over 320 hours of professional development training related to autism and other neuro-cognitive language disorders. Kim collaborated with professionals in a variety of disciplines to develop and present school district trainings related to the characteristics, assessment, support, and intervention for children with autism. She has also served on committees and in related roles at the district level that addressed special education issues and provided support for other professionals who work with profoundly language delayed students. Most importantly, Kim is passionate about providing meaningful speech language interventions for all the children with whom she works. She continues to strive to make their lives better by collaborating with families and professionals to provide interventions based on each child’s unique strengths and challenges.