Kate has spent the last six years working in Human Resources/Staffing, focusing on project coordination, research, recruiting and sourcing. She is also a Professional Life Coach. Kate received her MBA from San Diego State University in Marketing and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Davis in Psychology.

Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2009 - Present

Chair Selection Researcher

Vistage International
In this newly created role, Kate supports the Chair Selection Department by providing research, recruiting, analysis, reporting and administration.
Jul 2009 - Present

Life Coach

Luft Coaching
With over ten years of experience coaching executives and counseling individuals, Kate supports her clients in achieving both their personal and professional goals. Kate specializes in helping individuals: ~ transition successfully into a new career; ~ experience greater mastery in their chosen work; ~ take their business to the next level of success; and ~ build and sustain healthy relationships.
Dec 2006 - Mar 2009

Executive Recruiter

Accountants Direct
Kate joined the Accountants Direct team as an Associate in December of 2006. She came to Accountants Direct from the Human Resources Department at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where she supported Internal Audit, Treasury, and other Finance/Accounting groups with their HR requirements. Kate served on the board for the San Diego Chapter of the Institute for Management Accountants. She was also the co-chair for the CalCPA Young & Emerging Professionals group.
Apr 2005 - Dec 2006

Assistant to VP of Corporate HR

Oct 2003 - Nov 2004

Campaign Account Manager

United Way of San Diego
Oct 2002 - Oct 2003

Director of Business Outreach

Business Healthcare Connection
1996 - 1997


Applefield & White


1995 - 1997


San Diego State University-California State University
1989 - 1993


University of California, Davis
1986 - 1989

HS Diploma

La Jolla High School