Kate is a leader in the cocktail industry, mentoring bartenders and founding a USBG chapter, as well as a LUPEC chapter in her home state of New Mexico. She enjoys writing a regular column on mixology trends and spirits for Local iQ Magazine. Kate has consulted for, and opened, over 17 restaurants and bars during her career. Kate’s cocktail programs have received a multitude of both local and national awards and she loves to compete, having competed in regional and national bartending competitions and winning a multitude of championships. She has appeared as an expert consultant for Spike TV's Bar Rescue. Kate continues to research her craft, compete in national competitions, consult, and enjoys spending time behind the stick in her adopted state of North Dakota.