Kimberly Grady holds Master's degrees in Business Management and Forensic Science. She has a Bachelor’s in Behavioral Science with a minor in Addictive Disorders. She received a certification in Principles and Techniques of Fundraising from The Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Kimberly has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and grant writing. She is a former Board Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Southwestern College Foundation in San Diego, CA. Kimberly is a military spouse of Navy Chief Petty Officer (retired). Kimberly served as the Ombudsman for COMDESRON1 where she served as a link between the command leadership and command families. Kimberly served as an influential asset while the command was deployed on the USS Carl Vinson.