Photos with Kim Waltrip
Kim's career began in New York City in 1976 as a model for the Wilhelmina Agency. She traveled the world living in Paris, Milan, Cannes, Munich and Zurich. In 1998 after the death of her friend Sonny Bono, Kim moved to Palm Springs where she began work as the District Director for Congresswoman Mary Bono. There she helped establish the "Mary Bono Walk for Children's Charities," the "First Annual 44th Congressional District Mock Congress," the "Congressional Art Competition"was the liaison for the "Triangular Adoption" program which required detail discipline and a commitment to go to sea with the U.S. Read more... of Assault Helicopter Warship's duties. She also established and produced the Semper Fi Memorial Honor Detail "Again They Serve" which took the top award in all services of the military and established the "Congressional Recognition for Service to the Country" certificates for fallen military members. She has served on the Board of the Olive Crest Homes for Abused and Neglected Children's Foundation, who honored her with the "Angel of the Year Award". She is a former Board Member of Palm Springs Women in Film and Television and was honored with the "Diva Award" at the Broken Glass Awards in 2012. She serves on the advisory board of CBS local 2, the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards and is a former board member of the Indian Wells Rotary Club. She has organized events as the Concert for Katrina, the Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit, numerous golf tournaments and a variety of other charitable galas. Kim was honored with the "Aide de Camp" award by the Semper Fi Memorial Honor Detail, she received the "Woman of Distinction" in the Arts 2009 by American Pen Women. and the Appreciation Award from the Semper Fi Memorial Honor Detail again in 2011. "Kim and Jim Productions" received a proclamation from the City of Palm Springs declaring August 24th "Kim and Jim Day," she has been award the Congressional Recognition for Service to the Commity, the "Desert Visionary Award" by the Women's Leaders Forum and the 2013 Woman of Distinction Award by the California State Assembly, District 42. She also received the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Palm Springs Life Magazine in 2013.