Kim O’Malley is a Youth Development Specialist with 20 years of experience designing and delivering leadership curriculum in a wide range of settings.
As a program manager, educator, cross-country and track coach, and outdoor trip leader Kim has built a career that reflects her strong commitment to empowering young people to bring out the best in themselves. Kim began her career as an educator leading 40-day adventure leadership trips in Alaska and after several years as an outdoor educator, Kim took her experiential education expertise into the classroom to teach Social Studies and Humanities in public high schools. Kim holds a BA in History and Political Science from Northwestern University and a MA in Education from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Although a Chicago native, Kim spent most of her adult life in California before relocating to Colorado 12 years ago. Kim has a strong sense of social justice and is deeply committed to incorporating character education into her academic curriculum. As an avid trail runner and ultra-marathoner, Kim is always on the search for her next big run. She is happiest while exploring natural spaces near her mountain home in Conifer, CO with her husband, two young sons, and their dogs Rodeo and Ruby.