Kim Penny grew up in Lawrence, Kansas and attended the University of Nebraska on an athletic scholarship. Kim and her husband Jon moved to Durango, Colorado in 2002 to enjoy skiing, mountain biking and exploring as young active newlyweds, when only a year into their marriage, she hit a tree snow tubing backcountry in the Colorado San Juan Mountains. Once Search and Rescue snowmobiled her to safety, she was Life-Flighted to a Level 1 trauma hospital where she began her long journey of healing.
Kim has spent her professional life working in the Finance and Real Estate Industries, but after watching close friends and family mourn the loss of loved ones, she felt convicted to walk away from her career and share her own personal story of overcoming heartache and trauma with the goal of encouraging, even one other person, to focus on the hope that lies ahead and not on their temporary brokenness. She published her book Mountain View in July 2017.
When Kim is not speaking, you can find her playing in the mountains with her twin daughters.