Kim Kieler, Director of IT and Business Systems
Kim Kieler joined the center in Oct 2012 as a volunteer and then as staff in April 2014. Kim grew up in northern British Columbia and graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in zoology and later completed a degree in Computer Systems. She first started her career with a department store chain, then later worked in a cancer research hospital and her last position was with a financial institution in Vancouver, British Columbia. Kim retired at 45. Since then, she has roamed various parts of the world and developed websites for a number of nonprofits. In 2007, Kim married her American partner Dorien in Canada and when DOMA was repealed in 2013 and same sex marriage was recognized in the States, Kim applied for and received her permanent resident card. She loves Palm Springs, saying it feels like home in a way that no other place has felt like home. At 60 she popped out of retirement to work at The Center. Her Information Technology skills include, network design, database administration, internet security and website design.
She used to be indecisive, but now she's not so sure