CEO & Director of Carpe Diem West, Kimery leads a network of diverse leaders addressing the effects of climate change to create water security solutions for people and the environment of the American West. For over twenty years, Kimery’s work has focused on building strategic, solution-oriented diverse partnerships to address environmental, economic and social challenges.
A born-and-read raised daughter of the American West, Kimery has to be reminded that occasionally important things do happen east of the 100th meridian. For over twenty years, she has helped forge partnerships and develop strategic solutions to address western water and climate change challenges. From the Colorado River Delta to Montana's Upper Clark Fork Basin, the effects of her work are as far reaching as Carp Diem West, the network of water managers, scientists, land owners and policy makers that she helped build.
A long-time donor and foundation advisor, Kimery directed the William C. Kenney Foundation for ten years before founding Carpe Diem West. While protecting and restoring river systems in the western United States is her passion, Kimery's capacity for instigating positive change extends to sustainability, community building, and social justice projects, as well - including the Diversity Network Project, the Sustainable business Ratings System, Resources for Community Collaboration, and Girls Scouts Save the Bay.
Specialties: Strategic planning; project conception; development and implementation; philanthropic advising and foundation management; issue campaigns.