Kimberly Nagel was born and raised in the St. Louis metro-east area. Her education has been focused on management and accounting at Southwestern Illinois College. She has been on the Dean’s List and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Kimberly started at Ideal Aviation in 2012. She was offered a position at FlightSafety International in 2019 which she accepted but returned to Ideal Aviation in 2022. Although not a pilot, she has had the opportunity to fly many aircraft including Maul, Cessna 150, 172, SR-22 Turbo, Piper Arrow, Pilatus PC-12, Cessna Citation 1SP, and an airship! She also has several simulator hours in Embraer 145, 170, and CRJ 200.