Kate graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in International Relations from the George H. W. Bush School of Government and Public Service. Her professional career began in Washington, DC where she served in various capacities during the George W. Bush Administration, including at the Department of Defense, and at the White House. While employed in the President’s service, she served as the Assistant for Arrangements in Mrs. Bush’s Social Office and later as the Deputy Associate Director in the Office of Public Liaison, where she managed such events as the Arrival Ceremony for Pope Benedict XVI. Upon returning to Texas, Kate was employed by Dallas-based PlainsCapital Corporation as Director of Special Events.

Before joining the team as Director of Strategic Advancement, Kate has served on various non-profit committees throughout North Texas, including The Magdalen House. As the daughter of an alcoholic who lost his life to the disease, she is passionate about The Magdalen’s House’s mission and their commitment to helping alcoholic women and their family members find freedom and hope in sobriety. She is also active in her church, Highland Park United Methodist Church, but her most important job title is mom to her two sons, Collier and Rhett, and wife to her husband, John.