Kathleen brings more than twenty years of experience in strategic communications, government relations, grassroots organizing and campaign consulting to the helm of KRC. Her clients include Marin General Hospital, the Ecology Center, Community Action Marin, and the Law Office of James B. Chanin, among others. In 2015, Kathleen and her firm will celebrate thirteen years of telling stories and moving mountains in Marin County for nonprofits and political candidates who are making the world a better place.
She has worked with all levels of government and society – from organizing political events at The White House and United States Congress to building lasting grassroots organizations from the ground up. Kathleen also served as an Advisor to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. Kathleen is a 2005 alumna of Emerge California and has served on the Executive Board of the Democratic Central Committee of Marin.
Before getting into political work, Kathleen provided vital women’s health services at Planned Parenthood and founded the grassroots Missoula Advocates for Social Justice to combat hate crimes against Montana’s Jewish and LGBT communities. She started her career as a political consultant for the Montana Democratic Party in western Montana during the 1994 cycle. She then worked as an Aide to the Senate Minority Leader before moving to Washington State, where she lobbied the Legislature for two years on immigrant rights and other social justice and anti-poverty issues as the Legislative Director for the Washington Association of Churches. Before launching KRC, Kathleen worked at Seattle’s Pyramid Communications, where she generated and managed many of the firm’s accounts with nonprofits working for racial, social, environmental and economic justice.
Kathleen holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She lives in San Rafael, where she practices yoga and hikes the glorious trails of Marin County with her pup Elsa when she is not traveling. Kathleen is a proud vegan, drives an electric car and grows some of her own food in order to soften her footprint on the planet.