KIM Stoney has a passion for children, the outdoors, learning and growing up in the country.
Born on the Mornington Peninsula in 1975, the youngest of three children, Kim’s childhood was spent playing outdoors – building cubbies under tree canopies, walking rabbits and riding bikes with the local kids ‘down the track’.
“As I grew my father taught me to build my own rabbit hutches (from a young age I was the main supplier to three local pet stores) and my mother taught me to cook, standing on a block of wood so I could reach the bench and stove top,” she said.
Kim believes every child is filled with magic and should be offered respect and opportunity to fly.
“I love how nature offers both freedom and contentment, and animals offer companionship without judgement,” she said.
Kim went to the local primary school and her high school years were spent at Toorak College, Mt Eliza.