Kim Meeder and her husband, Troy, are the co-founders of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, a non-profit organization in Bend, Oregon, that rescues abused horses and pairs them with hurting kids for mutual healing. Kim is a popular motivational speaker and the author of a half dozen books including Hope Rising and Bridge Called Hope, which feature inspirational stories from her ranch. She is a recipient of multiple awards including the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award and the Red Cross Heroes Award, two prestigious honors given for public and community service. An avid deep-wilderness adventurer, Kim has climbed many of the highest peaks in Oregon, Washington and California. She and Troy have been married since 1981. Learn more about Kim at her bio page on Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch’s website.