Adventure called! Kim answered! National Park Ranger Kim Guthrie lived adventure as a park ranger in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in Washington! Interpreting the mysteries of science and history to park visitors, Kim’s love of nature and adventure met a perfect match! With this perfect match of science and adventure however, there was hidden challenge…
Raised in a godly home, Kim became a Christian at a young age. She treasured God’s word and was interested in the study of creation. However, in her job as a park ranger, Kim’s faith and belief in creation was challenged! The answer to that challenge came from an unexpected place…a mountain that had been blown to bits!
Exploring the far reaches of Washington and Oregon during her time off, Kim discovered the Seven Wonders Creation Museum near Mt. St. Helens, in Washington. The jaw-dropping evidences of creation that she learned there helped reinforce Kim’s faith and spurred her on to work at the museum and assist in guided tours of the volcanic area the next summer. That summer was when the “Mystery Ranger Series” was born.
Kim’s trail adventures along life’s path also include being a fourth grade teacher, curriculum designer and teacher for outdoor school programs, Arkansas State Park Naturalist, assistant backcountry guide and counselor and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Outdoor Education from Northern Illinois University.
Kim’s passion for teaching children about God’s Creation in nature through hands-on experiential fun-filled activities can be seen in her first book in the Mystery Ranger Series, “Mystery Rangers: The Case of the Missing Mountain!”
Kim continues enjoying teaching about God’s Creation through writing, hands-on natural interpretation, games, team building and public speaking.