Kat specializes in cultivating authentic, trust-based relationships with executives, board members, and stakeholders at all levels. Clients appreciate her ability to listen deeply, assess opportunities and challenges accurately, and identify solutions that maximize impact and growth. A Certified Fund Raising Executive, Kat brings more than 15 years of experience to her work of partnering with nonprofits to recruit the talented professionals and leaders they need.
Prior to joining Development Guild DDI, Kat served as Senior Vice President at ViewSpark Inc., which offers a suite of SAAS nonprofit fintech products and consulting services. At ViewSpark she played a lead role in building the company’s brand and technology from a startup beta test to a viable business model within two years. Previously, Kat was a Vice President at Russ Reid, where she led a team of eighteen people responsible for developing and executing multi-channel campaigns for dozens of charities across the U.S. Her clients have included the Nature Conservancy, Project Hope, and Life Pacific University.
Kat is passionate about building equity in opportunity, serving others, and fostering community. In her free time, she enjoys hosting support and training groups for young professionals and fellow moms, adventuring with her family (a favorite trip includes ziplining into Cenotes in the Yucatan peninsula!), and volunteering locally to prevent homelessness and food insecurity.
A graduate of University California, San Diego, Kat now resides in Santa Barbara, CA with her husband and their two daughters.