Kim Thompson

On staff since: 2006

Wheels: 20-year-old Continental Lemans with 12-speeds and its original chain and cassette; a Litespeed bike for pleasure riding

Commute: 16 miles roundtrip

Favorite place to be: Autumn in New England

Dream vacation of the moment: Ireland or Greece

A die-hard Red Sox fan, Kim hails from Massachusetts, but spent most of her youth in Southern California. She grew up loving horses and calls horseback riding her "original passion". She moved to Seattle about seven years ago.

Kim is a certified scuba diver and sky diver. "I like to go up and down," she says. Kim volunteered at Cascade before joining as a regular staff member. As a former financial analyst for a Fortune 500 company, she truly appreciates the "family atmosphere and small business environment" of Cascade. In the summer of 2006, Kim accomplished one of her big bicycling goals: by participating in the Cascade Training Series, she completed her first century, riding from Seattle to Flaming Geyser State Park and back.