Photo by Jonathan Cooper

Photo by Jonathan Cooper

Let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Kimberly, but most people call me Kim. In 2006, shortly after graduating with a B.A. in English, I landed a part-time job at the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing in Charlotte, North Carolina. There, I worked my way up, holding a variety of positions (and often simultaneously) with that company, including copy editor, managing editor, online producer, nightlife blogger, fashion blogger, photographer, videographer and more.

While working full time, I obtained my M.A. in English, with a focus in creative writing, from University of North Carolina-Charlotte. In 2013, I was named editor in chief of Creative Loafing, where I edited and wrote stories, managed an excellent editorial staff and roster of freelancers, brainstormed new initiatives and projects and became the voice of the newspaper on social media. In 2015, I left that job to return to my hometown to be closer to my family. I've since freelanced for local and national publications. 

Other fun facts: I might be pen hoarder, the desk chair in my home office is hot pink, and I once modeled as a zombie for a special edition at my former newspaper home. I live in Georgia with a wonderful guy who humors my terrible experiments in the kitchen, our curly-haired toddler girl, and two small dogs.