Kim started her career 20 years ago in Aviation at the age of 16 with her Private Pilot License and went directly to University to achieve a Degree from UBC in Commercial Aviation Technology where she attained her Commercial license, Multi-engine rating, and IFR ratings. She taught flying starting as a class 4 instructor and quickly earning a Class 1 designation, the highest instructor designation in Canada. She has taught for private schools, air cadet squadrons, business owners and Universities. When she decided it was time for bigger aircraft, she landed (pun intended) a job with Alta flights to be first officer on the Metro 4/5 gaining experience with turbines and 704 operations.
Kimberly is a Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser by the National Aircraft Appraisers Association (NAAA) and now the Professional Aircraft Appraisers Organization (PAAO) and is also a Candidate for Senior Appraisership with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). Three distinguished organizations with exacting standards. Kim has also received the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) qualified designation; a distinguished appointment only earned by those who meet a high level of credibility within a nationally recognized set of standards and rules.
Since having her son, Kimberly decided to stay a little more grounded and looked for work that allowed her to be home at night but still kept her close to aviation, where she had the wonderful opportunity to learn from Lorne Gary at Aircraft Canada for 4 years experiencing excellence in Sales and appraisals for individuals and fleets.
Since starting out on her own March 2017, Kimberly has brought on an Expert Warbird and vintage aircraft consultant, Heli consultant and works closely with airline experts for valuation of any aircraft you have.