ExpertiseInterior Designer,Home Improvements Expert,Parenting Expert,Education Specialist,Children’s Book Writer
- Park University: Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design
Affiliations and Memberships
- Missouri Writer’s Guild and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Interior Design Expertise
Kimberly graduated from Park University with a BA in Interior Design. She has consulted and completed many residential projects throughout the Kansas City area. Her expertise includes:
- Kitchen and bathroom remodels and renovations
- Color and design consultations on window treatments
- Bedrooms, living and dining room designs
- Re-purposing antique furniture
- Home refurbishing
Besides her experience in the field, Kimberly has contributed design advice and articles with eHow.com, and SFGate.
Children’s Book Writer
Kimberly writes YA, middle grade, and chapter book series. While she is waiting to be published in these genres, she is avidly involved within the Missouri Writer’s Guild and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI.org). She attends many conferences and workshops in the craft and has started her own writing critique group.
As a parent of two boys, Kimberly knows the ups-and-downs parenthood can dish out. Along with the everyday challenges of raising a child, her oldest son has autism, and she is aware of the questions and how overwhelming these challenges can be, especially if you’re a working parent. Kimberly has written several parenting advice articles on Examiner.com covering these topics as well as child-rearing advice and tips.
Education, Teaching, and Paraprofessional
Kimberly discovered recently that she loves to teach by volunteering as a children’s leader at her church’s kids' ministry. With this new passion, she decided to become a substitute teacher and paraprofessional substitute at her local school district. This new adventure has led Kimberly to more tools to help her autistic son and more knowledge in the educational field, common core, and new teaching techniques as well as provide her some great resources for her children’s books.