Kim Reeder

Kim arrived in Charlotte County for a wooden boat-building course almost three decades ago. The people, the community and the beauty of the land have kept her here.

Kim is known in Charlotte County as a go-getter who gets things done. She is a leader, facilitator, organizer and builder of relationships. In addition to her work as a researcher and natural resources professional, Kim has volunteered countless hours on many community activities in Charlotte County.

She helped to start local traditions such as the Charlotte County Fall Fair and currently assists the St. Croix Wellness and Renewal Centre to develop and deliver weekly events for more than 200 seniors.

Over the past two decades, Kim has served on the Charlotte County Search and Rescue Team, the Scoodic Fish and Game Club executive, the NB Wildlife Federation board, the Ministers Island Board of Directors, the Board of Eastern Charlotte Waterways, and the annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program, a weekend workshop for 90 women seeking to develop outdoors skills.

Kim was born and raised in Fredericton but lured to Charlotte County for a wooden boat building course almost three decades ago. The people, the community and the beauty of the land and coast have kept her here. With the help of family and friends, she built her own home in Bocabec on Wheaton lake.

Kim owned a restaurant in Saint Andrews for many years, and when family duties called her to Fredericton for a time, she took courses at the Maritime Forest Ranger School, earning her diploma in Forest Technology. Later, commuting from Bocabec, Kim completed a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from the University of New Brunswick.

One of her first professional contracts was with the St. Croix Estuary Project where she conducted scientific research and ran community-based programming at their Ganong Nature Park. In 2014, Kim began her own consulting business and since then has worked with community-based environmental groups across the province.

Currently, she spends her days off with her partner Earl as well as friends throughout the region, enjoying activities like black-powder shooting. She also enjoys solitary time wood-carving and roaming the local beaches and forests.

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