Kim Self

Grove Sun

1. How did you end up at Grand Lake?

I was born and raised here.

2. What are your thoughts on Grand Lake and where do you see us in the next five or 10 years?

Hopefully the economy will bounce back and Grand Lake will continue to prosper.

3. What are your daily responsibilities?

I feed and get kids ready for school. Take them to school and I own and operate a funeral home.

4. What was your very first job?

Growing up with my families business at Nichols Brothers Hardware in Southwest City, Missouri.

5. Who do you think of as your mentor(s)?

My step-father Jim Thomas. He was my inspiration for going into the death care business.

6. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

Be better organized and to at least have a touch of O.C.D.

7. In your position what do you consider the greatest opportunities? Greatest challenges?

Greatest opportunities-being in a position to serve families in their time of need. It can be somewhat challenging to help them through their grieving process yet it is very rewarding to be able to do it.

8. Tell us something about you most people donít know?

I collect old trains.

9. If you could choose a different career, other than what youíre doing now, what would it be?

To be able to retire early and be a Wal-Mart door greeter.

10. If you were stuck on island on the lake, what three people would you want to be stuck with and why?

My Grandfather (retired Navy), wife and kids just in case we were not able to get off the island.