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 and Via, the magazine of AAA Oregon/Idaho. She has authored nine books: Bad Mommy Bad Writer: Writing From Home While Keeping the Kids Alive; 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; Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir and, as reviser and editor, Scenic Driving Oregon and Oregon Off the Beaten Path.
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.