Kate is leading the effort to build our garden in partnership with the co-founders and founding staff. Not only does Kate bring years of leadership and management experience, but she also has a passion for building programs and loves working with people and plants. Before becoming a registered horticultural therapist, she spent eleven years as the academic leader at two art colleges. She currently teaches horticulture at Portland Community College. In addition to her horticultural education, Kate holds an MEd in Creative Arts and Learning, and an undergraduate degree in visual art.
Kate grew up on the coast of Massachusetts and fell in love with Portland’s temperate climate when she moved here in 2005. Kate is an avid and experienced gardener, photographer, and outdoorswoman, and she loves to travel anywhere there are plants to be studied. Most importantly, she brings her smile wherever she goes.