Kate began her professional life as a project assistant with the Rural Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Project, a collaboration with Vermont’s child protective services and domestic violence advocates.
From there, she moved into academic publishing, where she began her career as Conference Coordinator and eventually made her way to Senior Marketing Coordinator. It was in this position that she began designing, copyediting, and proofreading catalogs and other direct mail marketing pieces. She also edited (and often re-wrote) book blurbs.
In her next marketing job at an agricultural energy efficiency consulting firm, she produced project-specific newsletters, press releases, work proposals, and tech sheets. She even co-authored a journal article.
After nearly a decade in marketing, Kate found massage therapy. After graduating from Touchstone Healing Arts in 2010 with a certificate in Massage Therapy, she obtained certification in Reiki levels one and two that same year. In 2013, she successfully completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program offered through Laughing River Yoga.
Kate spent six years in wellness centers and high-end spas, providing healing and relaxation to locals and visitors alike. In 2015, she was given the “Best Massage” award by the Stowe Reporter and Waterbury Record.
In 2016, Kate—who always swore she’d never own her own business—opened Triskele Wellness, her private practice. In 2017, Kate received her Reiki Master training from New Beginnings Wellness and Massage.
In 2018, after nearly a decade of hands-on work, Kate returned to her literary roots by enrolling in a six-month editorial mentorship program offered through Editorial Arts Academy. Always a lover of words, the in-depth study presented in the program reminded Kate of a secret dream she’d always harbored: to make a living reading books.
These days, Kate is enjoying working with independent authors, as well as those being published by more traditional means. She has edited both fiction and nonfiction books. In addition to her editing work, she is currently working on a nonfiction book of her own, as well as developing her short story portfolio. She hopes to begin submitting her work for publication soon. She recently was named a Creative Partner at Rootstock Publishing.
When Kate isn’t working with clients or finding errant comma splices, she spends her time working toward her black belt in Kempo Jiujitsu, studying various traditional weapons techniques, and performing with her belly dance troupe Leanan Sidhe. She also volunteers both her writing/editing and martial arts experience to The Safety Team. She recently became an assistant puppeteer at Puppets in Education. She also enjoys traveling, exploring, and hiking with her husband and cranky beagle mix.