Kate began her career as an electronics technician in the Navy. She completed her Associate of Arts with the University of Maryland while on active duty. Separating from service in 2003, she moved back to Virginia, where she completed her Registered Nursing degree. Not quite yet satisfied, she returned to school while working full-time and earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Old Dominion University.
Kate’s passion for community advocacy is an ongoing thread throughout her career. While on active duty, she volunteered thousands of hours as a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, as well as an Equal Opportunity Representative. She later became certified as a Pediatric Forensic Nurse Examiner, responsible for physical evidence recovery, physical and emotional assessment, and patient/family education. Kate has a particular love for older adults and has worked as a hospice volunteer, as well as a volunteer driver for the senior homebound. She joined Montana Elder Law in the fall of 2018, a role which has facilitated her dedication to empowering and maintaining the independence of our valuable older adult community members.
Most importantly, Kate is grateful for her husband of twelve years and their son, Nathan, who is currently in graduate school pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine. After seizing the opportunity in 2017 for a hiatus and traveling the country for 18 months in their vintage 1970 Avion travel trailer, Kate and her husband fell in love with The Last Best Place and are so thankful to call Missoula their new hometown.
2687 Palmer St., Ste D, Missoula, MT 59808