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Freelance writer, blogger & stage presence, telling stories that deliver laughs, validation & community.


  6,083  Pieces Written

6,083 Pieces Written

  75k+  People Engaged Online

75k+ People Engaged Online

  604  Events Performed & Hosted

604 Events Performed & Hosted

  too many  laughs & tears to count

too many laughs & tears to count


As a woman with bipolar, a Gen Xer, a mom, and an unapologetic extrovert, Kat has a lot of stories to tell. She also has an unabashed, honest desire to share them.  Like most people, at some point, Kat has felt alone, alienated, and smothered in self-doubt. Through her storytelling, she is able to help herself and others remember we're all in this together.

Kat possesses the rare quality of being able to immediately connect with the audience and then keeps them engaged on the topic at hand for the entirety of the event...
— Debbie Scheer

Kat communicates in a way that educates and connects people with an infusion of humor and empathy.  Her material relates directly to the lives of her readership, as shared through first-person narratives and anecdotes. Her writing and performances encourages people to be more authentic and open, connecting in ways they haven't before.

Kat is able to take difficult topics and talk about them in such a way that they don't seem so scary and alien - she is candid about her lived experience with depression, anxiety, panic, bipolar, and negative self-talk.  Whether or not she is speaking directly to brain issues, there is always an underlying theme to her pieces - you are not alone. Also, Kat is not a doctor. 

...She is thoughtful and funny, brilliant, and when you see Kat in action you know without a doubt that she truly loves what she does.
— Debbie Scheer

Kat has spent the last 15 years translating complicated topics, empowering people to make educated decisions confidently that will impact the rest of their lives - and will do the same for you and your readers. You'll discover for yourself how quickly she builds trust and relationships as you determine the scope of the effort. 


 Kat's lifetime of writing, Communications management college studies, 17 years of improv & Storytelling workshop leadership, and 20 years of client service & Benefits counseling combine to mean she can handle anything you throw at her with a "Yes and" Mindset.

Kat's lifetime of writing, Communications management college studies, 17 years of improv & Storytelling workshop leadership, and 20 years of client service & Benefits counseling combine to mean she can handle anything you throw at her with a "Yes and" Mindset.

Kat takes stage

While that negative inner voice often haunts Kat, at an early age she discovered that when she's in front of an audience, either becoming a character or telling a story, all that negative noise and self-doubt disappears. A confidence calm takes anchor. 

 KAT talks about her family a lot, because once you become a partner and a mother, you're never off-duty.  shit gets real - real hard, real messy, and real funny.

KAT talks about her family a lot, because once you become a partner and a mother, you're never off-duty.  shit gets real - real hard, real messy, and real funny.

kat takes on motherhood

Kat assumed that when her daughter was born, she would be just like her. This, shockingly, was not the case. As Kat maneuvers through life with an independent, quirky child who is hurtling toward adolescence at rocket speed, she willingly shares the ups and downs as they happen.