Kate (she/her) founded Create Today, a certified minority- and woman-owned business enterprise, in 2017. Client work includes a strategic business plan for a contemporary art museum; a feasibility study for a new arts and cultural facility in Millcreek, Utah; a program evaluation of the Yale/Goldman Sachs Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures; a feasibility study for a new performing arts facility on the shoreline of Connecticut; a planning and evaluation project with a major American Symphony Orchestra; a strategic planning project for an arts-based research center at Rutgers University in New Jersey; a strategic business plan for the Stamford Arts and Culture Commission in Connecticut; a stint as the Interim Director of grant programs at an arts council in New York State; and an operations analysis for a new partnership between Long Wharf Theatre and the Shubert Theatre in downtown New Haven.
Kate is an adjunct lecturer teaching Finance for the Arts in the arts management program at Purchase College, State University of New York, and has served as an advisory panelist with the New York State Council on the Arts.
Prior to founding Create Today, Kate was a management consultant at AMS Planning and Research Corp. for over 11 years. Kate also has experience in the field of arts management, having worked six years at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. As Registration Manager for the entire range of educational events at the Kennedy Center, her responsibilities included all aspects of running a box office for a major presenting organization: marketing, sales, show settlements, customer service, front-of-house, and oversight of the safety and welfare of hundreds of thousands of school-aged children, chaperones, and teachers annually.
In addition to her professional work, Kate volunteers as a mentor for the Yale Association of Nonprofit Alumni and serves on the executive committee of the local middle school PTA and as the budget liaison for the PTA Council and the School Board.
Kate is the founder of Create Today and is based in White Plains, New York. She has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music from Bryn Mawr College and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Yale School of Management.