Kim Meeder is co-founder of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch (CPYR), located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Bend, Oregon. Kim became an orphan at the age of nine as the result of tragic circumstances. Raised by her grandmother, she came to develop a love for horses and their ability to provide emotional comfort. It was out of her childhood trauma and her path to recovery that the seeds for Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch were planted. Kim and her husband, Troy, started Crystal Peaks in 1995, and together they have over 40 years of experience working with abused children and neglected horses.