Katherine engages community as a Creative, a relationship builder and a systems thinker. She offers her identity as an artist and her ethnic heritage as indigenous Sami of northern Scandinavia to activate her work with three core values: Compassion, Creativity, Collaboration. As a licensed Right-Brain Business Plan Facilitator, Katherine coaches businesses with simple strategies to turn creative ideas into profitable endeavors. She leads a monthly professional development group: Creative Cohort, which helps creatives, artists and innovators to find their voice in business.
Katherine coordinates events, such as the annual Northwest Yoga Feast, serving as event coordinator, performer, promoter, workshop facilitator, ceremonialist, dancer and (in the above video) digital video production narrator.
Creating brave space requires careful attention to cause and effect. Providing an objective outside eye brings the group to a place of wonder. From this place, divergence and healing are made possible, igniting intuition and innovation.
Creative place making, workshops and facilitation involve non-profit organizations such as Cornish College of the Arts, Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, Eureka Institute, Breakwater Expeditions and Gonzaga University.
Diversity is a critical component to creating thriving and inclusive communities. Only when the needs of those who are most vulnerable become necessarily highlighted, can they be advocated for in a relevant and self-determined way.