Kimm Fox-Middleton

Kimm Fox-MiddletonKimm Fox-Middleton joined the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center in 2021 as its Wilderness Interpretation and Outreach Specialist. She began her conservation career working in concessions and volunteerism at Yellowstone and Sequoia National Parks and then for the National Park Service in Shenandoah National Park, Great Falls Park and Everglades National Park as an Interpretive Park Ranger and Natural Resource Specialist, spending a significant portion of her early career working in and around wilderness. Kimm diversified her skills through her time with US Peace Corps as an environmental educator and agroforestry extension officer in Kenya. In 1998, Kimm returned to the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site/Vancouver National Historic Reserve. Building on her interpretation and education skills, she developed a youth volunteer program, strengthened partnerships through community outreach and collaboration with interagency/local partners, community groups and businesses in deepening the connection between the national parks and the community. Her work transitioned from community outreach to community engagement as the Community Relations Manager with Portland Public Schools, primarily focusing on raising the visibility of communities most impacted by district policies and least likely to engage with the process. Her community work brought her back to conservation efforts at the Oregon Zoo as the Manager of Inspiration and Connection where she worked to expand volunteerism, community learning and connection on how to create a better future for wildlife. Kimm holds BA in Biology and MPA in Natural Resources.