Kim M. White

Kim White, Ph.D. has been competing in triathlons for a two decades. She has completed 148 Triathlons including an Ironman. In the sport of Triathlon, she has received many Age Division awards. She has also completed three marathons, many 10k’s & 5ks, bicycling centuries, cycling tours, as well as participating in the Pier-to-Pier swims and the Angel’s Gate Lighthouse Swim. After being the Cabrillo Beach Polar Bear Queen in 2002, she became an officer with the Club: for 21 years first as Vice President with Ray Falk and then as President for over 15 years. With her guidance, the club has had up to 875 people join them in their New Year’s Day swim. She still swims on most days ending in the letter “Y”.

In her professional life, she worked as a DJ, and in the television business in post-production. She worked as a Roller-Skating Instructor, on the volunteer National Ski Patrol and has worked as Race Support for over 100 athletic competitions including the L.A. Marathon & L.A. Triathlon. When she started competing in triathlons, a friend convinced her to become a Personal Trainer and then, a Triathlon Coach. She started studying the body in order to affect change. She has certifications in” Personal Training (ACE & NASM,) Triathlon Coaching (USA Triathlon Coach, Level 1,) Spinning Instructor, Holistic Healthcare Practitioner (CCNM,) Life Coach (Empowered Life Coaching & Transformation Academy,) CPR, First Aid & C.E.R.T. She received her master’s degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Long Beach in 2007. She decided to use the recent “pandemic” to further her education and received her Ph.D. and Doctorate in Natural Medicine in 2022. She has run her own business for over 20 years, being a triathlon coach, swim coach, running coach, cycling coach, personal trainer, and life coach.

Kim has been a member of the San Pedro Elks Lodge No.966 for 18 years and has been an officer for 13 of those. Soon after she joined, she was asked to be the Lodge Chaplain. She has served as a volunteer officer on and off throughout those years. About two years ago, she decided that she would like to serve the Lodge as the Exalted Ruler. There was another officer who was already planning on it. Kim was planning on following her and being the second female Exalted Ruler, but as fate would have it, she became the first woman to hold that office. The Exalted Ruler is the CEO and President of the Lodge and the Chief Volunteer. All of the officers are volunteers.