Surf Life Saver Profile 38

Published: January 18, 2024

Welcome Kimberley and thanks for sharing with us

  1. How long have you been in Coolum Surf club and what motivated you to volunteer our time?

This is my second season at the Coolum Surf Life Saving Club. I saw members doing the sports training on the beach every morning and wanted to know more about what they were doing. After inquiring about it, I found myself in the Bronze Medallion course.

  1. Is your experience so far what you thought it would be?

My experience has far exceeded any expectations; it is an amazing club. The people I have met have been extremely generous with their time, support, and encouragement.

  1. Where did you grow up? (assuming you’ve grown up)

I grew up in a small New England town, in the USA. I played lots of sports, but none that involved the ocean. Participating in swimming/ocean activities is new for me.

  1. What is the best job you ever had?

I worked in a bilingual school in Nicaragua; the school was well-organised, efficient, and progressive. The children were remarkable.

  1. Any nicknames?

Dell always calls me “Kimmie,” does that count?

  1. Any hobbies?

Yes! I have heaps of hobbies! I recently finished painting a mural on the wall in my office. I draw a bit, I write a bit, and I am taking an online course to keep my brain active. I am learning to play piano, but progress is slow. I make homemade kombucha every couple of weeks and experiment with different flavours. I have a couple of plant journals which I use for taking notes and drawing native Australian plants from my garden.

  1. Favourite Music/Musician/Band?

I like a variety of music; I also like silence.

In terms of bands, I like Crowded House.

  1. Can you cook and what’s your favourite dish to prepare?

Yes, I can cook. My favourite dish is anything that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare. Which means my husband and I eat salad…a lot.

  1. Final & life defining question…Pineapple on pizza, yes or no?

Sure, why not? What’s the worst thing that could happen?

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