Kate joined the Dream Team in 2019. She grew up in Vermont, by Lake Champlain a mile from the Canadian border. She left Vermont to go to the University of Alaska in Anchorage. After a short stay, she bought a van and took an adventure back to Vermont. With no experience, she was interviewed and accepted for a live-in caretaker position for an individual with quadriplegia.
At 18, like many other teens, Kate thought she knew everything. After seeing her client’s potential for movement, she began encouraging him to move more. At the beginning of her stay, he used an electric chair only. As a team, they accomplished the goal of using his own strength in the manual chair to eventually go around his block. It was a great lesson as to what the mind and body can accomplish with dedication and fun!
Kate’s restless spirit took her to other states, on many travels, where she met incredible people and had new experiences. In 2001 she found her new home in Montana and at the age of 35, learned how to snowboard.
Kate is a wife, a mom of three sons, and in her free time enjoys writing and singing songs. Her varied work experience includes other caretaker positions, customer service, and a variety of roles with non-profits. She was introduced to DREAM through her neighbors who are committed volunteers.