Kimberly Gleason grew up in Charleston and its surrounding islands. She attended the Charleston County School of the Arts as a creative writing major and enjoyed spending time with the band and orchestra kids. After publishing a book of poetry and a short stint at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, she headed to the College of Charleston where she completed her BS in Art and Anthropology. She has worked with non-profits for the last 17 years in development, grant writing, organizing events and programming. Kimberly loves to share her love for music and the relationships it can build with her two children, Anderson and Fisher and partner, Ian.