Kim Christopherson is a proud southern girl and native of the great state of Virginia. She grew up in Colonial Heights, a small town outside of Richmond, and then graduated from Emory & Henry College in southwestern Virginia, majoring in German language and literature. Kim worked for several years in sales for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation. After her aunt was murdered in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 13, 1994, Kim decided life was quickly passing by and it was time for her to apply to law school and achieve her lifelong goal of becoming an attorney. She attended law school at the University of Montana. After graduating in 2000, Kim practiced as a general civil litigation lawyer in Miles City and throughout eastern Montana. She has been practicing law in Kalispell since 2006.
In 2002, Kim met her husband, Brent, who at the time was the Fire Chief for the city of Miles City, Montana. Brent is now the Assistant Fire Chief of Operations for the Missoula Rural Fire District in Missoula, Montana. They live in Kalispell.