Kate grew up just outside of Seattle in Kirkland, WA sailing on Lake Washington and Puget Sound. Her intro to sailing came in the Optimist dinghy class and from a young age she competed regionally and nationally in the class. After Optis Kate made the jump to the 29er and has been a skiffie ever since. Her experience in skiffs is a guiding force for the team and gives it a competitive edge. Kate holds a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Tufts University and sailed for Tufts' women's team during her time at the university. Her drive comes from a pure love for skiff sailing and fleet camaraderie. When she's not on the water you can catch her in the ballet studio, sewing patches onto Caroline's pants, and strumming on the team's perpetually out of tune ukulele.