Kim Snitker, formerly Kim Girkin, grew up in Charles City, Iowa and graduated from Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992 where she majored in Political Science and received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Following a short career break to spend time with her two young children, Kim, in 2000, applied to and was accepted to the University of Iowa Law School in its accelerated program. Kim graduated law school in December 2002 and, upon passing the bar exam in early 2003, was admitted into practice in the state of Iowa.

Immediately following, Kim joined the Brown, Kinsey, and Funkhouser law firm. Kim is currently a member of the Cerro Gordo County Bar, the Iowa State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Kim is also admitted into the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Iowa.

Kim resides in Mason City. In her spare time, Kim enjoys softball, reading, photography and computers.