Founder, CEO, Alpha Female
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Kim is the Founder and CEO of Svalinn. The company was launched in 2005 in Nairobi, Kenya where Kim lived with her family. Kim is jokingly referred to as the company’s Alpha Female and is responsible for brand, marketing, and overall team development. Prior to launching the company in Africa, Kim was a policy advisor supporting President Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan before his election. Kim served in a leadership role within the United Nations on reintegration of ex-combatants. She is a graduate of Princeton University with an M.A. in public policy and also a graduate of Hamilton College with a B.A. in international relations. Kim proudly serves as a board member of the COMMIT Foundation. She is also deeply involved in youth mountain biking across the state of Montana. Kim’s greatest joy comes from recreating outdoors with her twin boys who love to ski, bike, hike and paddle board almost as much as she does.