Kim has had a passion for helping animals since she was a child. She especially enjoys combining her love of animals with conservation and education. Kim has worked with marine mammals for the past 30 years in Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, and Mexico. Kim strongly believes that working TOGETHER, we can find innovative solutions to prevent marine mammal entanglements and reduce marine debris. As a Marine Mammal Biologist with NOAA Fisheries in Juneau, Alaska, Kim serves as the Pinniped Entanglement Group (PEG) Coordinator, Steller sea lion Recovery Coordinator, and NOAA Ocean Guardian School Regional Coordinator. Kim is constantly inspired by the dedication, commitment, compassion, and perseverance of PEG members.