TEDxZumbroRiver Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Kim Wilson

A TEDx event brings together a group of thought leaders; people who solve problems, inspire ideas and motivate. And a BUNCH of volunteers with great talents. Volunteers help in areas such as:

  • Marketing
  • Venue
  • Speakers
  • Finance

Today, we are highlighting Kim Wilson. Kim is a big part of the TEDxZumbroRiver Marketing Team.

Tell us a little about yourself:

_D3A3983(Kim) I moved to the Rochester area almost 3 years ago from Central Wisconsin. My husband and I enjoy living out in the country, where we participate in outdoor activities like hiking and bicycling. We met at a waterfall in Upper Michigan, so we frequently make road trips back there to walk the beaches of Lake Superior, mountain bike, and cross country ski. If I’m not at a computer, I’m likely outdoors.

I’ve been self-employed as a web developer for 10 years now, helping small businesses, agencies, and start-ups increase business through the web. The funny part about that is that I don’t exactly have my own website (really – it’s just my contact information – www.rootriverstudio.com). Referrals from past clients and networking have kept me busy since 2005. I once owned a photography studio in Wisconsin, but now only continue to photograph weddings in the summer because I really enjoy the balance of doing something artistic with doing something technical, like programming a new website. I guess it keeps my left-brain and right-brain happy.

What do you do to help TEDx Zumbro River?

(Kim) I manage the website and help with general marketing

Why did you want to get involved?

(Kim) Because the prospect of having a TEDx come to Rochester made me incredibly excited – I love listening TED and TEDx talks while I work!

Favorite TED Talk & Why?
(Kim) Kevin Allocca, Why Videos Go Viral: www.ted.com/talks/kevin_allocca_why_videos_go_viral — a favorite because I work in an industry where people are constantly trying to get their online content to “go viral” and this entertaining talk showcases why some succeed and others don’t.

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TEDxZumbroRiver 2016 will be held on Thursday, May 5, at Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester, MN.

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