Oak Park experience inspired new SCNA board member

SCNA board member Kimberley Bond and her husband Steve made a list of pluses and minuses about moving to Sacramento. There were many more pluses, including proximity of family and great places to run. Shortly after their home search began, they fell in love with a Crocker Drive house.

Born in Southern California, Kimberley says at age 6 she “escaped” and moved north with her family. A circuitous journey led her from Sacramento to San Francisco, Yuba City, back to Sacramento, then Grass Valley, and ultimately to Crocker Village.

She previously lived in Oak Park from 2008 to 2015 and served on the Oak Park Neighborhood Association board. One of her favorite OPNA events was the monthly neighborhood meeting and potluck, something she would like to see happen in Curtis Park. She also enjoyed painting faces at the Oak Park Farmers Market. Those experiences of community involvement and volunteerism led her to become an SCNA board member. She is volunteering with this year’s Wine Tasting event.

Kimberley is a landscape consultant specializing in California native plants, reflected in her own beautiful backyard. Reworking the exterior Sierra 2 Center landscaping at 24th Street and Fourth Avenue with native plants is on her wish list.

She enjoys biking, walking and running races, a passion she shares with her husband, who is a top competitor in his age group. On Halloween, check out her spectacular haunted cemetery replete with coffins, tombstones and ghouls amid eerie fog.

An avid artist, Kimberley has decorated the couple’s home with her ceramics and paintings. One public display of her art was “50 pieces in 50 days,” a show full of her coral themed ceramics inspired by a trip to the Philippines, each one created in a single day.

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