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Kimberly Eakin has an impressive story with great experiences that need to be shared. She is a retired Army Sergeant, a former member of the All Army Pistol Team, a Certified Specialist of wine, and an author.
Kimberly’s story begins in Botetourt County, where she lived for a few years before moving with her family to Dallas, Texas. It was here where she learned the most about owning a business through her entrepreneurial parents. She also opened her first business here when she discovered she was great at climbing trees and collecting mistletoe. She learned how to collect a lot of it, package it, and how to sell it door-to-door with little wagon. After running her mistletoe business, she opened her second business finding lost golf balls and returning them at a cost to the Pro shop. She also employed friends and siblings to join her.
After many years of owning other businesses, working in the army, and breaking national records, Kimberly designed her first book. She noticed adult coloring books were trending on Amazon and found a virtual team on Fiverr to help her design her own. The book, Full Metal Coloring, is military iconography for veterans, hunters, and other firearm enthusiasts. It currently has a 4.8-star rating on Amazon with twenty-three customer reviews.
Finally, Kimberley shares what she loves most about Roanoke and why she lives and works here. Roanoke is big enough to have everything we need but small enough to know most people who live here. This star city has museums, theaters, churches, restaurants, and several other organizations, it also has a very connected and supportive community, and many outdoor activities are only twenty minutes away. All these reasons and much more is why Kimberly calls Roanoke home.
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