Hollyhock Presenters

Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

Kim Holst

Kim Holst, LtCol in the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF), is an experienced F-16 fighter pilot with combat experience from the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Libya. He holds two master’s degrees; one in Leadership and Innovation in Complex Systems, the other in Military Studies. Having continued leadership experience from various national and deployed command positions, LtCol Holst is presently Chief of Capacities in the RDAF. In addition to being a certified Forest Therapy guide, Kim is now participating in the Stanford University Compassion Cultivating Training (CCT), hosted by University of Southern Denmark.