Kim Moore Bailey

Kim Moore Bailey

Chief Executive Officer, Youth Outside

With over 20 years of experience in strategic planning and community engagement, Kim Moore Bailey provides the leadership and vision that drives Youth Outside’s work to ensure that young people who have been traditionally or historically underrepresented in the outdoor movement have the opportunity to connect with nature in culturally relevant and inclusive ways.

As Chief Executive Officer, Kim guides the overall strategic direction for the organization and supports the leadership team as they manage the organization’s grantmaking portfolio, training and capacity-building programs, and on-going advocacy work.

Kim is a frequent speaker and thought leader on topics related to equity and inclusion in the outdoor and environmental fields. As a facilitator and trainer, she has supported many individuals and organizations in thinking about how to ensure that everyone has equitable access to nature and designing outdoor spaces and programming that supports this goal.

Before joining Youth Outside, Kim was the COO of College Possible, a national nonprofit focused on making college attainable for low-income students by creating more access points and opportunities for support. She also spent five years as a Vice President at Outward Bound where she was responsible for supporting and growing Outward Bound’s urban programs across the country and worked as the Manager for Denver Parks and Recreation.

Kim received her Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University and her Master’s Degree from New York University in Counselor Education. She also participated in Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in the State and Local Government program, and pursued additional educational opportunities at the University of Illinois and the University of Colorado. Kim serves on the Board of Directors for the Environmental Grantmakers Association, the Children & Nature Network, the North American Association for Environmental Education, and the Blue Sky Funders Forum. She also Co-Chairs the Bay Area’s Environmental Education Funders Collaborative and serves on the Environmental Literacy Steering Committee for the state of California.

Away from work, Kim enjoys spending time with her loved ones, yoga and being outdoors.