Kim Williams

Environmental & Recreation Planner
a.k.a. Planinator
Kim has been involved and led efforts in open space and green infrastructure planning (from county to multi-state scale), trail master planning and design, environmental and transportation planning, community and watershed planning, and ecological site design. She has worked throughout the country including extensive work in North Carolina, Utah, and Pennsylvania. Prior to working for Equinox, she led the South Mountain Partnership (housed under the non-profit the Appalachian Trail Conservancy), a conservation, health, and outdoor recreation alliance that was a catalyst for the development of trails and preservation of natural and cultural resources. Kim currently serves on the Asheville Greenway Committee and is an avid backpacker and player of the mandolin.

Why I Love This Work

I get to work on many projects that I can be proud of and that will have an impact on generations to come. 

Trainings & Certifications

Green Infrastructure National Workshop Training, Community Viz Certification, Conservation By Design Training

Education

Bachelors of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning- Utah State University

Skills

Large landscape planning and analysis, site design, construction documents, management plan writing, research, EA/ EIS drafting, hand and computer graphics, project management, grant management, group facilitation, public speaking, outreach and communications, volunteer coordination, Microsoft Office, ESRI (GIS products), AutoCAD, and Graphic Design (Adobe Products)

Favorite Species

The Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)- I have a special affinity towards the fox for being one of the most beautiful and resourceful animals on the planet. I also collect fox-themed items, everything from paintings to salt and pepper shakers over the years.