Vice President of RBC Wealth Management Kim is passionate about business, financial empowerment, and ending global poverty. Her personal heroes include her parents, Abigail Adams (she vaccinated her own children against smallpox while John was abroad), John Wesley Powell (first run of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with one arm in the 1800s), Margaret Thatcher, Muhammed Yunus (Banker to the Poor), Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir. Kim is First Vice President and a Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management. Prior to entering wealth management and the financial planning industry, Kim was the Senior Credit Officer and Senior Vice President at Bank of Montana, a private business bank that she helped found based in Missoula, Montana. Kim's passion for advancing women in leadership positions and empowering women financially led to her founding The Athena Conference, a women's leadership conference in the Rocky Mountain West focused on actionable change. Kim is President of the University of Washington’s 2012 Class of the Pacific Coast Banking School and a Babson College Entrepreneurship Graduate. She is an alumnus of Babson College's Women's Leadership Program and has taught advanced Leadership coursework at the University of Washington's Graduate School of Banking. She was named to the 2013 Missoulian’s “20 under 40” list, and former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer’s “5 business professionals under 40 shaping Montana” list. Kim has taught entrepreneurship in South Africa, researched informal economics in Latin America, and worked in investment banking and economic development. Kim is proud to call Montana home.