Kim Riddlespurger was born and raised in Amarillo and is proud to call this city her home. She began her medical career in 1992 as a paramedic at Northwest Texas Hospital and later pursued her passion for nursing. She graduated Amarillo College in 2002 with an associate degree in nursing and began working in the emergency department at Northwest Texas Hospital. She quickly became a charge nurse in this department and in 2009 decided to join the float pool where she worked in all areas of the hospital. In 2013, she returned back to the ER to fulfill her passion for caring for patients with acute episodes of illness and pain crisis. She also became a sexual assault nurse examiner to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to victims of sexual assault in the Texas Panhandle. She obtained her bachelor’s of science in nursing from West Texas A&M University in 2015 and obtained her master’s of science of nursing in 2017 from South University. She was named Northwest Texas Hospital’s “Nurse of The Year” in 2015 and was chosen as one of the top 25 Panhandle Great Nurses in 2016 by the American Nurses Association. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and loves to continue to provide compassionate care to individuals in pain to enable them to have an improved quality of life. She is an active member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Outside of caring for patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 25 years and loves to visit her two daughters who attend college in outlying cities.