Kim Kirby has lived in Ketchikan, Alaska since 1990. She first arrived on a ferry and after seeing the Inside Passage decided to kayak from Juneau to Ketchikan. The next year she paddled north from Seattle along the BC coast. She has worked on fishing boats, run a kayaking company, guided bear-viewing trips, and run a bed and breakfast. She holds a Coastguard Captain’s license and a commercial land and sea flying license. She has worked for the local oil spill response company set up after the Exxon Valdez disaster and is an on-call Captain for any oil spill events. She lives on a roadless island across the bay from Ketchikan and runs a summer lodge business to sport fishermen. She comes and goes by boat and enjoys the solitude of walking along the beaches and through the forest. She is happiest when she’s connected to nature and believes in providing service in her community and the places she visits. She is happy to provide service and adventure opportunities to others through Sierra Club trips.