Following in the footsteps of her father and sister, Kimber Pipella, has joined Pipella Law with aspirations of carrying on the family tradition of working as a personal injury litigator.
Kimber received her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Leisure, Tourism and Society at the University of Calgary in 1993. As part of her program, she embarked on various field studies throughout the Caribbean and the West Indies where she studied the physical geography and the impact of tourism in the areas of the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia and St. Vincent. In addition, she studied environmental, religious and gender issues in Egypt, Israel, Greece and Turkey, and completed a semester at the University of Laval for Non-Francophones in Quebec City. Following graduation, Kimber was offered a one-year fellowship at Walt Disney World in Florida as a ‘Canadian Ambassador’. Her exposure to media at Disney piqued her interest in journalism. In 1997, she completed her Honour’s Diploma in Cinema, Television, Stage and Radio with a major in Broadcast News at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Kimber held various positions in broadcasting as the morning show co-host and news/sports reporter at 106.5 Mountain F-M in Banff and Canmore, Alberta, and completed various contracts for CBC 1010. In television, she worked as a writer, reporter, producer and host for several companies including Global Television, the Movie Show, White Iron Productions, Digital Artisans Inc., and Shaw TV. She travelled from coast-to-coast interviewing some of the entertainment industry’s most prolific stars including Roger Moore, Jackie Chan, and Ashton Kutcher as well as covering a multitude of other stories. Kimber started her own company, Easy Productions Inc., which allowed her to pursue many independent projects including the development of a series for Travel Alberta where she showcased the province’s leading tourist destinations. Having her own business and freelancing as a reporter in a variety of capacities allowed her to continue to pursue her passion for travel by working as a Tour Director for Princess Tours (a.k.a. “The Love Boat”) for 5 years.
Kimber embarked on her law studies on the Gold Coast of Australia, where she received her Juris Doctor degree in Law from Bond University in 2009. Whilst pursuing her law degree, Kimber won the Bond Negotiation Competition with a colleague and was selected to represent Bond thereafter in a state-wide and national competition. Kimber reached the semi-finals in the Bond Client Interview Competition and was selected to be on the 2008 Philip C. Jessup Moot Team at Bond University. Kimber worked for the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House, (QPILCH), a not-for-profit community based legal organization that coordinates the provision of pro bono legal services for individuals and community groups as an elective in Brisbane. One of the highlights of her law school experience was participating in an elective study tour with Bond’s law faculty in the People’s Republic of China where she combined academic studies at South West China University of Politics and Law in Beijing with visits to Chinese law firms in Shanghai, many businesses, some farms and villages, along with stops at various historic sites throughout China. Kimber had an invaluable study experience in that country where she developed future contacts and gained a greater understanding of the culture and nation which is quickly becoming Australia’s leading trading partner.
Over the years, Kimber has been an active member of her community and volunteered her time in the ICU, emergency, and geriatric units at the former Calgary General Hospital’s Bow Valley Centre. In addition, Kimber has volunteered for various organizations including the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured, (ARBI), the Southern Alberta Brain Injury Society, (SABIS), she served a one year term on the Board of Directors at ARBI, and she served a two year term on the Board of Directors at Mothers Against Drunk Driving, (MADD). She has further participated as a coach to high school students in the annual Fasken Martineau Mock Trial Competition in conjunction with Law Day.
Ms. Pipella is a member in good standing of the Alberta Law Society and the Canadian Bar Association and currently sits on the Board of Directors for SABIS.