Kim Pulliam. Courtesy/YMCA
The Family YMCA has hired Kim Pulliam as its new community programs director. She will be charged with the oversight of community gardening programs, the iCARE out-of-school-time programs, and the Y’s Earth Service Corps program.
Pulliam has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Colorado Christian University, and a master’s degree in counseling and art therapy from Southwestern College.
She has a special interest in youth development and has experience fostering healthy development for youth through various modalities, both locally and internationally.
Pulliam also is passionate about education, community, the environment and about the ways that these elements can interconnect to each other.
Pulliam was born and raised in Los Alamos and is a graduate of Los Alamos High School. She played basketball and soccer for the Toppers as Kim Secrest, and recently married Brad Pulliam.
Pulliam has lived out-of-state for a number of years, but returned to Los Alamos in 2012 and began working at the Y as the Y Earth Service Corps (YESC) director. The following fall, she began working for the Y’s iCARE programs and has overseen the iCARE programs for the last year.
Pulliam said that she is excited to continue to be directly involved in the iCARE programs and enthusiastic to have the opportunity to oversee other Y programs that she cares for deeply.