Kate was born in Corvallis, OR and relocated to Charleston, WV with her family at the age of 5.At 18 she moved to Shepherdstown, WV to attend Shepherd College, and ended up earning a degree in Psychology. While in college she waited tables and bartended at the Yellow BrickBank Restaurant. Upon graduation she moved to Morgantown, WV where she worked as a wine sale Apprentice for The Country Vintner of WV. After 6 months of traveling throughout the state selling wine and growing their portfolio she decided to work a little closer to home and sought a job at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania. Kate's always loved traveling and decided a career in the travel and tourism industry would be a perfect fit. She ended up following a more administrative career path in the Human Resources field. She recruited for Nemacolin, giving her the opportunity to travel to culinary and hospitality schools along the east coast. After Nemacolin she relocated back to Shepherdstown to work at Charles TownRaces and Slots. A very different environment recruiting for casino positions which would end up coming in handy later in her career. While back in Shepherdstown she got engaged to John and from there moved with him to the little, but very familiar, county of Bath.