Kimmy was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2005, she enrolled as a student at Hope College. Certain she wanted to be school teacher, Kimmy left Hope College with a Physical Education & English Education degree. During her four years of schooling, Kimmy also competed in both basketball and soccer at the intercollegiate level, winning a national championship with the basketball program in 2006.
She moved to the south after graduating from college in 2009 and has spent her first six years living here in the Lake Norman area, teaching English to students at Pine Lake Preparatory. In addition to teaching, she also coached the varsity girls’ soccer and varsity girls’ basketball teams at Pine Lake Preparatory. Coaching created an opportunity for Kimmy to build two successful sports programs from the ground up, and ultimately is what sparked her interest in moving into the fitness industry.