Kate is a Holland native and Hope College graduate. She comes to OOTL with 6 years of experience working at The Door - A Center for Alternatives, a youth development agency and community center in New York. She is also currently finishing her MSW at Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work. Kate started in the role of executive director in October of 2022. She and her wife Marly live in the Lakeshore area with their dog and cat.