This month we had the opportunity to interview longtime AFF member Rose Kim. We are pleased to feature Rose this month, learn more about her interests, and celebrate her work with the Alice Ferguson Foundation.
Rose and her husband, AFF Board president, Steve Kim, are the co-owners of American Engineered Solutions, a general contracting firm serving the DMV. Currently, she is also the Executive Assistant to a Washington real estate developer; prior to that she spent twenty-five years as a global events planner with ULI-the Urban Land Institute.
She was first introduced to the Alice Ferguson Foundation over twenty-three years ago when her family moved to the Moyaone Reserve.
The builders of her home were active with the Foundation and invited Rose and Steve to join them at a Member Meeting. They then began to attend the various annual events held by AFF, including Spring Farm Fest and Oktoberfest. The beautiful scenery and community aspect are what drew Rose to the AFF mission and kept her active in the Foundation all these years later.
One of Rose’s favorite AFF memories is sledding down the big hill with her children and friends. All the neighbors would venture out to the grounds to get together and play in the snow. In fact, sledding down the big hill was also a favorite of the Fergusons many years ago!
Rose states, “As someone who’s made their home in this community for twenty-three years, what drew us to this area was the nature– living in the beautiful woods, proximity to the river, a home in Piscataway National Park, and being stewards of the land – we take that seriously. AFF has played a key role in educating all of us about that stewardship over the past seventy-years. It’s an honor to be a part of such a wonderful organization and to help further its mission.” She further states, “Stewardship and advocacy are words that come to mind when I think of AFF and continuing that tradition for the next generations.”
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, the dogs, attending Nats and Caps games and doing as much yoga as possible. She has always been active in the Moyaone Community. Most recently as Past President of the Moyaone Association and a five-year Board member. She was also the President of the Accokeek Swim Team for many years.
As for the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s future, Rose states, “Because I’m a local person, I always hope AFF will work to build stronger relationships with the Moyaone community. So many new families have moved into the neighborhood…engaging new neighbors, while balancing relationships with the established community would be wonderful.”