Kim moved to Tucson from Colorado to be near the work of some of the top cancer research in the world at Arizona Cancer Center and the University of Arizona. Aside from owning her own successful small businesses, she has 40 years of advertising and marketing background. Kim was a senior advertising executive for a popular Colorado magazine, creating several popular community leader print campaigns, along with her own cancer print campaigns. She also freelanced for The Golden Transcript Newspaper, in the same role. Kim drew her passion for marketing and advertising from her earlier days working on Madison Avenue in New York City, as a photographers agent.
Kim is a colorectal cancer survivor and advocate since 2006.
Kim is a former board member for Drive Smart Colorado.
She likes to camp and canoe. Her favorite string instrument is the cello and aspires to learn to play someday. She would like to travel the world, all while continuing her work to help end colorectal cancer.
Vice President–Todd Gollersrud
A native of Washington state and Marine Corps Veteran, Todd moved to Tucson from the midwest in 2018. He has a multi-faceted background with mostly government experience in fields including public affairs, land use planning, photography and more.
Todd holds a clinical master’s degree in counselling and in his most recent role was employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs in support of native American Veterans.
Todd is at present retired and loves spending time with his service dog Hansen. His interests include outdoor photography, hiking, camping road trips, food/travel shows and more.
Laine is currently a licensed Real Estate Agent with Centra Realty. Her specialty is residential homes to purchase or sell.
Her activities have been:
- Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Past president (3 years) and Board member (current)
- Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation, President (current)
- HCW Hosted, Board member (current)
- University of Arizona LGBTQ Community Council, Past Chair, (2 years)
- Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla Staff Officer (current)
- Scuba Diving Instructor (PADI) (25 years +)
She just recently was awarded the prestigious Godat Award for leadership in the Tucson LGBT Community (2021).
Her hobbies are Scuba Diving and travel.
Advisory Board Member–Media
Edmundo has been a resident of Oro Valley, AZ, since 1993. Originally from Puerto Rico, Edmundo is a Mechanical Engineer and the owner of MoonDog Web Hosting and Design.
Edmundo is an avid cyclist and is involved in several non-profit projects benefinting children, first responders, and mental wellbeing. These include, among others:
- Ambasador, Ride for a Child program, Tu Nidito Family Services
- Board Member, GivingLife2Life.org
- Board Member, Tucson Adult Soccer League
- Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
Edmundo has been a strong supporter of Kim’s colorectal cancer awareness campaign, simply because Kim is out to make a real difference in this area.
Advisory Board Member–Media
Jim Harris is a professional photographer with more than 35 years of experience. While he enjoys every facet of photography, he specializes in high-end food photography, with more than 400 restaurants to his credit.
He is the father of three, and a United States Air Force Desert Storm veteran. In addition to his professional photography pursuits, he is also the CEO of a local optical-based tech company.
Advisory Board Member
Courtney is a Functional Trainer and Holistic Health Coach who is passionate about helping women create health and balance in their lives through in person individual and group coaching as well as virtual training and massage. Her playful approach to exercise makes achieving an active lifestyle fun, effective, and long lasting.
Sports and movement have always been a large part of Courtney’s life and upbringing, from competitive swimming on a state level all through her school years to multi-week family hiking trips. Courtney grew up in Tucson, AZ, but has spent the last 16 years on and off living in Belgium. Her passion ignited 7 years ago when she started her own business as a Holistic Health Coach. She received certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York. After moving back to Belgium in 2015, she returned to school once again to expand her knowledge while continuing to work as a Health Coach. She understands the growing and evolving of this practice and has continued her education, completing post graduate certification in Functional Training, certifications as a personal trainer with distinction, sports massage therapist, and a post graduate certification in adventure education. She loves exercise and adventure sports of all kinds, including martial arts, yoga, rock climbing, cycling, and swimming. She loves to inspire others and holds a safe space of acceptance for her clients.
Courtney is also a certified KuBo Tudi Trainer, a unique martial arts from Belgium that combines Wushu (Kung Fu) and Olympic Boxing. She teaches both in person and virtual martial arts based fitness classes called Rebel Arts.
Courtney recently moved back to Tucson with her two children, Sage and Ember, in order to be closer to her family and to soak up the sunshine!