After graduating from Auburn University as the top graduate in the School of Economics, Gene Kim began the colorful and adventurous road that has eventually led him to Tree Academy. After working as a commodity trader, professional photographer, and meteorologist, Gene began a twenty year career in the entertainment industry. He has lived in four countries on three continents and has appeared in television commercials in nearly every country on the planet.
Gene has had a lifelong love affair with sports, has played competitive, championship basketball, and has been an avid student of the game ever since. In coming to TREE Academy, his goal is help TREE build an outstanding and recognized sports program. He firmly believes that the life lessons learned while playing sports aid young men and young women throughout their lives regardless of their vocational pursuits. He also believes that the friendships and memories made while playing sports can often endure for a lifetime.