Staff photo of Kate Houck

Kate Houck

Executive Director

With an undying love for Polar Spring seltzer and the tendency to belt out 90’s lite rock in the office, Kate finds satisfaction in the little things like backyard bonfires, inspirational quotes, and tending her flock of chickens. She’s hungry for life and she loves with a fierceness that translates to anyone in her circle – from our guests to our staff to her family and friends. Someone who would be just as happy if her title was Chief Bottle Washer, Kate is our decisive, driven leader who is always the first to roll up her sleeves. When you get to know Kate it’s hard to decide if she’s a total contradiction or incredibly consistent. She’s polished and poised one day, and country girl, happy to be covered in mud the next. But you soon find that whether she’s running a marathon, sharing our mission with potential donors, or volunteering at her kid’s school, Kate is a powerhouse and you can rest assured that whatever the task, she is going after it with all her heart.