Kate is co-owner of Living Roofs, Inc. a green roof consulting and design firm. Prior to and concurrently with developing Living Roofs Inc, Kate worked as a site designer and collaborated on a variety of public, private, and not-for-profit projects. Most recently she was involved a series of pilot projects retrofitting stormwater bio-retention designs on the coast of North Carolina.
Kate earned her BA from Wake Forest University and her MLA from North Carolina’s College of Design where she earned the Certificate of Honor from the American Society of Landscape Architects, North Carolina Chapter. She maintains memberships and is active with ASLA, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, US Green Building Council, and the Western North Carolina Green Building Council.
Her professional and academic experience in archaeology and landscape architecture stem from her interest in how humans interact with and create/modify their environments. Her design approach is nested closely with her belief that sensitive, ecologically responsive, and restorative design can have an incremental effect on the larger social and environmental health of our surroundings. Kate lives in Asheville with her husband Emilio and daughter Coco.