Kim Frederick created Chinook Associates LLC in 1990. It is a consulting company established to provide all aspects of recreational trail systems working closely with government, community and volunteer leaders. Included among Chinook’s many successes are: Creation and delivery of trail development, design and management workshops throughout the United States, Italy, Lebanon and Mexico, and the analysis of existing trail systems and creation of management plans to implement corrective measures.
Kim is a talented and accomplished Trails Program Manager with over 35 years of experience in developing partnerships, teaching, directing staff, and managing projects. As the Trails Services Supervisor for Jefferson County Open Space (Colorado) he manages a professional staff, youth corps, and volunteers in the development and management of over 225 miles of trail. This multi-use trail system connects urban areas with foothills parks and experiences over 2 million visitors annually.
The Mission of the Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative (COTI) was to provide conservation leadership and land stewardship skills training to agencies and organizations. As a founding member and Board Chairperson for COTI, Kim provided the leadership for the successful partnership of over 40 Federal, State, and local agencies, and other groups. This partnership has resulted in well-trained crew leaders and individuals, who maintained high quality standards, were extremely productive, increased their effectiveness as employees, and provided an excellent volunteer experience.