Kimberly Elam is an Iowa Hawkeye and graduate of Ice Cream University who grew up in Batavia and has been savoring all things ice cream since she was a toddler. She worked in an ice cream shop all through high school and studied business and entrepreneurship in college. Her professors told her “do what you love” and she took them literally, attending Ice Cream University right after her graduation from Iowa. She bought the former Gramps Frozen Custard in St. Charles in October 2010 and has been making ice cream history ever since.
Kimmer was recently honored with a Young Entreprenuerial Excellence Award by the Daily Herald Business Journal, and completed the venerable Penn State Ice Cream Short Course over winter break.