Kate is a happily retired attorney, having practiced crime victims’ rights law and public sector education, labor and employment law in Columbus, Ohio.
Kate was appointed by Governor Brad Little to the Idaho Behavioral Health Council in 2022. She is a board member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Coeur d’Alene and the Region 1 Behavioral Health Board and its Children’s Mental Health Subcommittee, as well as a member of the Coeur d’Alene School District’s Long Range Planning Committee. She is devoted to advocating for kids and families who are facing mental health issues and helping them find resources. Kate is also an active member of P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization whose mission is to celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, and loans; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.
Kate is a graduate of Lake Erie College and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She and her husband Mike have lived in Coeur d’Alene for over 20 years and have raised their two children here.