A dear friend once said, "life is a feast to you, Katrina."
And indeed, he was right. I am a writer, photographer, wife and mom of two who loves to travel, play the guitar, paint, sing, do yoga, hike, swim, and sail.
I've dedicated my career to supporting nonprofit leaders in my work as a storyteller and consultant. Before joining HBH Consultants and later, co-founding Vela Strategy, I served as a development director, communications specialist, board chair and freelance content strategist. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Mass Communications/Video Production, am a Certified Fundraising Specialist, former Hubert Project Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and awardee of the St. Cloud Times "5 Under 40" Award. I have consulted on major projects with theatres and galleries, foundations, hospitals, colleges, housing organizations and shelters, advocacy and social justice groups, environmental organizations and public media. I've trained and taught thousands of nonprofit executives and board members in my work and have been a speaker for the Minnesota Planned Giving Council, Propel Nonprofits, The Blandin Foundation, the Initiative Foundation, and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.
A resident of Duluth, MN, I'm captivated by the mystery and beauty of Lake Superior and the surrounding northern forest. A small-town girl at heart, I have an unbridled enthusiasm for life. I love carousels and would have one in my home if I could. I am intrigued by emotion, by possibilities, by movement, by the rhythm of being human and how the light changes with the seasons. My pen helps me discover my inner map and my camera gives me the courage to venture into the unknown.
I value imagination, playfulness, freedom, and friendship and am incredibly grateful for the many adventures--places, projects, and relationships--that have brought me here.
Someday, I hope to fly an ultralight plane and play the lead in a musical.
I hope you'll come along.