Local Celebrity Spotlight: Kim Bosshardt

kim-bosshardtAre you from Gainesville?

I was born in Pensacola and moved here from Homestead to attend the University of Florida in 1994 and have been here ever since.

How do you relax?

Finding the right work life balance is pretty challenging these days. Even time spent with my three children can get stressful. I like to read, and of course a massage is always a welcome way to relax.

Do you have pets?

Yes two miniature Australian Shepherds: Red and Sprinkles

What gadget can’t you live without?

I rely heavily on my iPhone for everything, but I’d say my Kindle Reader. ….no actually Amazon’s Alexa, which is like Siri but for the home.

What is your favorite beauty product?

I like Sephora and trying new things all the time. I also am trying “ipsy” and like getting new samples each month.

What is in your fridge?

Eggs, milk, water, champagne, beer, a good dark chocolate bar

What has your best financial investment been?

Starting my own law firm and Title Company.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“I don’t care what anyone says, it will always be your birthday Kim.”—about my birthday being on September 11.

What is your favorite thing to do in Gainesville?

I love the different charitable events. It’s nice to get out and see Gainesvillians. Especially the ones that are committed to giving back.

What type of music do you listen to?

Country Music. I love a good sad story.

What is your favorite movie?

Sound of Music

What drives you crazy?

People not recycling.

What is your favorite clothing store?


What do you do with unwanted clothes/shoes?

I donate them to the Children’s Home Society thrift store.

What was your first car?

1992 red manual Toyota Tercel.

Where will you spend the Holidays, do you cook and what time do you have your Holiday meal?

Hanukkah begins early this year-December 6, so we will be celebrating at home with family and friends. It’s the only time of the year that I fry anything and the kids love it. I will be making latkes and doughnuts.

What was your first job and what did you learn from it?

My first real job was working for Dairy Queen and loved it. Besides learning about minimum wage ($4.25 back then), taxes, and paychecks, I learned ice cream makes people happy—you never see a sad person in an ice cream store.