—as written by Kate herself
“I grew up in a very close, and very large, extended family. I am the youngest of four kids and each of my siblings have children for a total of six nieces and nephews. I also have 22 first cousins and they are all married and have children. Needless to say I have a very large family — and most are local in upstate New York — who I get to see often. I grew up in upstate New York, and spent summers at our family vacation home on the shores of Lake George, NY, swimming, hiking and being with family and friends.
I have a Master’s Degree and own my own business providing business and management consulting to private and not-for-profit companies across the region. I love running my own company and helping the companies I consult with to obtain their short and long term visions and grow their teams and businesses. My philosophy is ‘be better than you were the day before so you keep improving and evolving’ and ‘surround yourself with people that bring out the best in you.’
When not working, I love to work on interior design tasks to restore our 1890 Victorian, travel, downhill ski, golf, and read. I am a very good cook (at least I think so! LOL) and enjoy hosting gatherings for our family and friends. Some might say I am obsessed with Christmas time as I go all out with decorating and making the most of the holiday season.
I’ve always wanted to become a parent, and love spending time with our nieces and nephews, and our friends’ children. I am godmother to one of my nieces and to my best friend’s daughter. When the kids come over they know they will have ‘kid snacks’ and ‘kid toys’ so they will enjoy themselves. I also love to make them laugh and tease them in good nature!”
“I’ve always wanted to become a parent, and love spending time with children.”