A former child actor, Kate renounced her Hollywood hopes in favor of a telecommunications degree from Ohio University, followed by a career behind-the-camera in commercial production. She became a partner at Animation Dynamics Inc in 2000, the sole owner in 2008, and then grew the company to the point of sale in 2014. In 2015, Kate began her consultancy for start-ups, most formerly as the COO at Qcut, making women’s jeans in 400 sizes to fit 8 different body types and all heights.
For 6 years she sat on the board of Bradley Angle, the oldest domestic violence services organization on the west coast. In 2011 she won an Orchid Award for being one of Portland’s Most Influential Women for her work. She was the President of Rotary Club of Portland (2019/20) as well as serving on their club and trust boards. She is currently on the board of Bitch Media.
Kate consults on the (re)structuring of companies – established businesses as well as start-ups – with a concentration at the intersection of humans <> financials. She’s hyper-focused on the generational, cultural and gender impacts that influence the sustainability of any company in the 21st century.
Kate’s favorite food is buttered popcorn.