Kimber earned a degree in English from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. She began her career in writing and public relations for a global organization dedicated to helping families thrive. An avid researcher, writer, and communicator, Kimber’s lived experience as an adoptive parent led her to develop a passion for empowering parents, caregivers, and communities to create nurturing and safe environments where children can heal. She is deeply committed to providing education, empathy, and support to hurting families.
With over 17 years of child welfare experience, Kimber worked for a global non-profit agency as an adoption specialist, trauma educator, marketing coordinator, and satellite supervisor. She also spent several years as a regional leader for a non-profit bridge ministry designed to equip, connect, and mobilize Christians to serve vulnerable children and families. Within the context of her local church, she coordinated post-adoption education and support for many years. A TBRI® Practitioner, Kimber regularly conducts trauma-informed training classes and also leads a parent support group in her community. She has written many articles for national publications, has been a guest on foster/adoption-related podcasts, and has spoken at national and regional conferences, churches, and seminars.
Kimber has been married to her husband, Scott, since 1992. They are the proud parents of three children (two of whom were adopted internationally), one lovely daughter-in-law, and a magnificent grandson. In her free time, Kimber’s favorite pleasures include listening to her son’s sermons, rooting for her daughter’s college tennis team, and watching her youngest march on the football field as a drum major. She also enjoys cooking, reading, and thrift shopping.