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  • Who is Kim?
    Kim, 38, is a certified professional organizer and founder of All Spaced Out, (now Space Cadets), a closet design and organization company. The business has grown rapidly and the company has expanded to a 1,400 square-foot warehouse and 700 square foot showroom, with additional plans to grow across the region.
  • What is your education?
    B.A. Communication, University of Alabama, 1992 What was your first job? Church pianist at 12 years old. Why did you choose your profession? It chose me actually! I am a Recovering Messy that realized the difference organizing made in my own life and that I could share the lessons from personal experience with others.
  • What was the turning point in your career?
    After running this business from my home with one part-time installer, I met a “sink-or-swim” moment when my major supplier went out of business and I still had orders to fill. It was either close down or reinvent myself. Next thing I knew, I had a showroom, offices and warehouse with more than 10 employees.
  • What is your guiding business principle?
    The Golden Rule.
  • What is your yardstick of success?
    Our returning clients and referrals are high, which says we are doing something right. That is success to me!
  • What are the characteristics a good leader must have?
    Passion and integrity – everything else will fall in line.
  • Who is your biggest mentor?
    Proverbs tells us the wise seek counsel from many advisors, so I have many mentors that help me look at life’s decisions from several angles.
  • What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
    To be true to who you are as you climb toward success, lifting your foot in faith and the step will be there.
  • What’s the worst advice you’ve ever received?
    To not get my hopes up and dream too big. What a limitation on the potential!
  • What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned?
    To always do the right thing, even if it is not easy.
  • What one word best describes you?
  • What would be your first choice if you had to pick a new career?
    Open a teen center (club) where they can come to hang out, complete with games, activities, tutoring services, youth counselors for problems both big and small, as well as a place to stay overnight if they’re in serious trouble.
  • What’s your favorite restaurant?
    Chick-Fil-A – seriously! Always good, always fast and always nice.
  • What are some of your other favorites?
    Book? Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard Movie? The Legend of Bagger Vance. Vacation spot? Sunny afternoon on my back porch - as simple as it gets–no packing, no travel, no stress! Favorite city? Colorado Springs, Colo. Guilty pleasure? Chocolate and Sunday naps Hobbies? Music, Alabama football and photography If you could eat dinner with any person, living or dead, who would it be? My kids - every chance I get! Alabama, Auburn or someone else? Alabama - Roll Tide! What civic organizations are you involved with? Board of Certified Professional Organizers (BCPO); National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO ), Golden Circle NAPO Leadership Committee Chair, NAPO Ambassador; Westwood Baptist Church, youth counselor; Area 51 Band Sponsor; Quantum Leap Instructor; ALAPO, founder.
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