Introducing the newest board member of Main Street Guymon: Kim Tuttle-Smith
Kim Smith is a Guymon native. She owned and operated her own seasonal shaved ice business, Tropical Snow, on Main Street for a decade while simultaneously completing her education at Guymon Public Schools and Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
Owning and operating a business from age 12 was the perfect hands – on classroom for Smith to learn a foundation of skills necessary to thrive in today’s workplace. From this experience, the young lady was selected as a McKelvey Entrepreneur Scholar.
Smith became Miss Teen of Oklahoma 2008. Since her reign, she has served in a variety of roles over the years from Choreographer, Assistant Director, State Director and National Director in 2017 with the American Pageants organization.
She completed the Leadership Guymon Program in 2009 and aspires to take part in Leadership Oklahoma in the future.
Smith graduated from Panhandle State in 2012 with two Bachelor degrees in General Business and Computer Information Systems. She was also the recipient of the prestigious JRP Sewell award.
After graduation, she moved to Orlando, Fla., to work for The Walt Disney Company. While working full time as a Restaurant Guest Service Manager, she pursued an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Stetson University and graduated in 2016.
Smith returned home to the Oklahoma Panhandle in the fall of 2016 to begin her dream job of teaching college. She was hired as an Instructor of Computer Information Systems and served in that position for three years. Recently, Smith relocated within the College of Business and Technology to teach for the Business Administration department.
Smith believes her purpose in life is to create opportunities for others and she is very passionate about mentoring young adults into leadership positions; on campus, she can be found advising the Student Government Association and PBL (Phi Beta Lambda – business club).
Kim Smith also began the final piece of her formal education journey in the fall of 2017. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Smith is passionate about the intersection of business and technology.
Kim married Drew Smith in May of 2019 and the couple resides in Goodwell. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, crafting and spending time with her family. Out of all the titles she has held in her lifetime, Aunt is her favorite one!
Kim has held Ghandi’s quote, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” as her guiding mantra for her life. She is excited to bring her unique experiences, knowledge, enthusiasm, and creativity to the Main Street Guymon Board. It is important to her to give back to the community that has always been a huge support network for her many endeavors in life.