Kimberly Lollis Parrish was born in South Carolina to an imperfect but loving family. She followed her passion for children and teaching until she was fired for refusing to change the grades of students to suit the whims of their parents. She appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to share her story, which sadly would not be the only dramatic point in her life. After the tragic death of her younger brother Griffen, Kimberly began speaking publicly about binge drinking and bullying, using her unique style to touch the hearts of everyone she meets. Kimberly loves dogs, kids, and owls. Her natural compassion makes her a champion of the underdog, and she shines with positive hope and optimism despite the dark shadows that have fallen over her life. She is a current board member of MADD SC and is the owner and president of ArrowHawk Industries, Inc. in Laurens, SC.