With over 10 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry, Kim is Destinations International's Sales & Services Manager.
Most recently, Kim was a Partner Manager for the Adventure Travel Trade Association; leading strategic projects and managing partners in North America, Oceania, Asia as well as Gear and Media accounts. Her direct focus revolved around managing partnerships and implementing projects that had a strategic emphasis on sustainable business growth in new and existing markets. Through her strategic lens and assessment of partner needs for global opportunities, Kim was an integral stakeholder in onboarding new partners, implementing new strategies, evaluating risk, and fostering product-growth on a global scale.
Previous to working for the Adventure Travel Trade Association, Kim worked as a Program Manager for a high-end expedition travel company and was responsible for global travel logistics and operations for 35+ maritime and overland programs. This experience accelerated her foundation for organizational project management, and communication skills; all of which have heavily influenced her success with managing people and projects. Before this, Kim worked in strategic positions at Visit Seattle, the Destination Marketing Organization for the city of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Within that space, she led customer-facing engagement for member services, provided support for six international inbound markets, and partnered alongside large companies such as The Washington Tourism Alliance, Delta Airlines, and The Washington Wine Commission.
Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Strategic Communications from Washington State University and has traveled to over 60 countries across 6 continents. Highlights include: completing a mid-winter trek to Everest Base Camp and crossing the Antarctic Circle at 66° south. In 2014, Kim decided to put travel first and embarked on a life-changing adventure around the world traveling continuously for 8 months as an Ambassador for The Travel Effect, a national advocacy campaign created by the U.S. Travel Association to promote the benefits and importance of travel.
Kim brings her passion for the travel and tourism industry to the Destinations International team and is excited to work with the Destinations International community to facilitate connections and to provide resources that can help businesses grow and strengthen our entire industry. Kim resides in Bend, Oregon and enjoys skiing, hiking, paddle boarding, and hitting the links in-search of her 3rd hole-in-one.