At age eleven, Kim Cantin had vast experience snowshoeing in the feet-deep east coast, Canadian snow before moving to, what seemed like another planet, a Southern California town near the beach.
This early experience gave her the ability to adapt to her new situation and environment. This move helped build her determination and resilience to work toward not only accepting but thriving even through an unexpected and unimaginable tragedy.
Kim now sees life through a different lens. She courageously shares her experience and new-found wisdom through her first book, Where Yellow Flowers Bloom. Before the tragedy, Kim had it all. She enjoyed a twenty-year career in sales and marketing leadership in medical devices working for a Fortune 500 company. She was part of the transformational and exciting laparoscopic surgical revolution when surgeries were performed minimally invasively with tiny incisions vs. big muscle-cutting incisions. It was at Johnson and Johnson; she met her husband, Dave. Kim then started her own successful marketing consulting firm so she could have more work and family balance. As the kids got older, she worked as a Sr. Director of Marketing for Teleflex Urology where she enjoyed the dynamic culture and team.
Kim and Dave created a loving family, with two perfect kids, and their goofy dog. In 2010 the family moved to Montecito, CA. Kim engaged as a volunteer in the Boy Scout troop, Girl Scout leader, taught Sunday school, and participated with her daughter in National Charity League events. She is a proud supporter of Teens On The Scene, a teen-led community service and leadership group co-founded by Kim’s son, Jack.