Kimberli is originally from Grand Ledge, Michigan and got her Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. She's spent the last 12 years in Chicago enjoying the theatre, the lakefront, and the people. She has also spent the last 12 years volunteering and/or working at various places such as The Anti-Cruelty Society, Tree House Humane Society, and Chicago Vet Emergency and Specialty Center (now MedVet Chicago).
She shares her home with her two tripod cats, eight-year old Roland and eleven-year old Vinnie. Her hobbies include taking photos of and staring at her cats as well as watching Murder, She Wrote and reading a lot of books.