After living in many Midwestern states, Kimm received her B.S. in Accountancy from Valparaiso University in Indiana. She then settled in the Chicago area, working in public and private accounting as an auditor and CPA. Dedicated to a love of family and education, Kimm chose to be a full-time mother and home-educator of her children. Eventually working herself out a job, she took the opportunity to further her own education by earning her MA in the field of Communication at the University of New Mexico. Her interests are mass communication/media, social media and user experiences of regret, online participatory culture, business, professional, and nonprofit communication, impression management, and behavioral economics.