Kat comes to The Deming Institute with 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Her love for program development, staff engagement, organizational change and designing effective infrastructures for organizations naturally led her to engage with The Institute. Kat attended a number of Deming Institute seminars and was instrumental in bringing Deming learning opportunities to her local community.
In 2018, Kat opened KVH Strategies, a facilitation company that helps groups think better together. Prior to starting her own business, she was Executive Director of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Sun Valley, Idaho. She has also worked with other non-profits around the country such as YMCA of the Rockies, YMCA of Greater Charlotte, The Hunger Coalition, and Wild Gift. Kat’s natural love for working with people and helping create positive change is evident in her energetic approach to everything she does, wherever she goes.
While originally from Wisconsin (oh-yah, a Packer fan), she now lives in Idaho with her husband, Dan, and children, Tripp and Seneca. Kat takes full advantage of the beautiful outdoor surroundings while hiking, whitewater rafting, camping, and skiing.