Kate has 20+ years of experience in founding and managing both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations. She has been responsible for every aspect of an organization’s operations: business development and strategy; programs; finance and fundraising; human resources; public relations and marketing; and board governance. She is currently a business consultant, supporting both small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
As Founder and start-up Executive Director for Common Ground Healing Arts, a 501c3 nonprofit, Kate envisioned, operationalized, and managed an organization with a mission to make healing arts practices such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and massage accessible to all. As Director of the Guerrilla Yoga Project, she created a network of yoga teachers that brought yoga to churches, community centers, public housing projects, and prisons. With the guidance of experienced mentors, the support of community partners, and a talented staff and volunteer team of 90+ people, Kate led a grassroots effort that has improved the health and wellness of over 10K individuals in Central Virginia in the past 10 years.
Kate has also been a yoga teacher since 2003, and Co-Directed a Yoga Alliance-certified teacher training program for 5 years. In January 2023, she will receive a Certificate in Social Justice from Harvard University’s Extension School. She is eternally grateful for the teachings of Kofi Busia, her primary yoga teacher.