Dum Spiro Spero
While I Breathe, I Hope
Kimberly (Kim) Ardary was born and raised in Philadelphia PA, and spent most of her adulthood in that area. Growing up, she enjoyed sports, camping, riding dirt bikes in the summer, and skiing in the winter. After graduating from Archbishop Prendergast High School, she began her 2 year career at Apple Vacations.
At 22, her life changed forever with the birth of her daughter Jenna Maree. Over the next 15 years, she played the roles of mom, business analyst, assistant coach and cheer mom. After years of trying, in 2018 Jenna finally agreed it was time to move to South Carolina. Then in 2019, with the support of Jenna and family, Kim found recovery.
Since joining Oxford in July 2019, Kim resided at Oxford House Del Popolo, Oxford House Hope Ave and became a core member of Oxford House Flannery when it opened in January 2020. She was active in service as Chair of Chapter 3 and State Comptroller. It seemed like a natural fit, when she became Outreach in September 2020, working with the Aiken, Sumter and Columbia areas. In November 2020, she opened her first house, Oxford House Morgin, which was named after her cousin Morgin who was taken before having the chance to find recovery. Kim spends her free time doing everything her daughter wants to or relaxing by the fire with family.