For the last two decades, she has worked as a magazine editor, travel writer, memoirist, journalist, teacher and author. She is currently the editor in chief of Oregon Media and the editor of Bend Magazine. She has authored five books: Day Trips to the Oregon Coast: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler; The Sixth Storm (co-authored with her daughter, Libby Findling); Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day Trips for Curious Families; Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler and Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir.
Her work has appeared in dozens of magazines and literary journals, and Kim teaches writing workshops to children and adults around the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband, three teenagers, two cats and one betta fish named Romeo. As often as possible, she’s on the Oregon Coast.