Arriving from South Korea with his mother, father, younger brother, and older sister when he was seven years old, Dr. Kim grew up in Concord, North Carolina and attended Central Cabarrus High School, where he played football, acted in theater, and was consistently on honor roll.
Sarah moved here as a child from Texas. She was born in Brownsville, TX. She moved to North Carolina and attended West Stanly High School. She then went to Pfeiffer University in 1997 and completed her studies in mathematics in 2002 at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.