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Hi hello.

I'm Kate. If you'd like to use pronouns, she/her or they/them are my best reflection.

I'm obsessed with media and the messages that make us who we are. More specifically, my work has focused on what it means to be independent, and how an outlet's financial model finds its way into all other organizational threads. As publisher at Bitch Media, I was challenged daily by one central question: How do we thrive in an environment that caters to corporate media and is constantly evolving through new engagement models and platforms? (If you have thoughts on that, send me an email. No, really.) Now, as a senior strategist at ThinkShout here in Portland, my work stretches that very same challenge across industries. How do critical organizations cut through the noise to transform our world?

A product of Buffalo New York, Burlington Vermont, and about 1,000 feet of snow, I take pride in turning the inclement into opportunity. Before Bitch, I worked as a digital organizer and fundraiser, most recently with Democracy for America as the Deputy Finance Director and with Corporate Accountability International as a special projects grantwriter. If you're curious to know more about my professional experience, you can take a look at my resume. A graduate of the University of Vermont, I also served as team captain for the Women’s Ice Hockey team and scored the first-ever hat trick in the program’s Division I history.

I live in Portland, Oregon and enjoy early morning walks with Mariah, the most lovable pony-sized german shepherd ever to exist. Above all else, I value creativity, accountability, and collaboration. 

 

Recent public work: 

 

Upcoming Presentations:

Now booking for Fall 2018. Get in touch with me here.

 April 2018 Keynote at Magazines Canada in Toronto, Ontario.

April 2018 Keynote at Magazines Canada in Toronto, Ontario.


 

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