Ever since Kim learned that most cats don’t make it out of shelters alive, she was determined to become one of their staunchest advocates. That’s what led her to become the trapping coordinator of Alley Cat Allies’ Atlantic City Boardwalk Cats Project™ in 2000, helping the city-supported Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) project achieve its goals and become a model for communities around the country.

Kim eventually became the Atlantic City program manager, guiding staff and dozens of volunteers in New Jersey in maintaining the cat colonies living along the Atlantic City Boardwalk and keeping the cats—who have been named a top tourist attraction in Atlantic City—healthy.

In 2018, Kim took on a new role as project manager for Alley Cat Allies, and still brings her passion for saving cats’ lives to work every day.

When she’s not spending time with her gang of kitties, her Chihuahua, Nina, and her husband, she’s heading out to sea on her paddleboard.