Kate has worked with small businesses and nonprofit organizations for the last 18 years, most recently at the Minneapolis Institute of Art where she was responsible for business processes and gift entry in their advancement division. It was there that Kate learned the importance of a strong client/consultant relationship and enthusiastically brought that perspective with her to Heller. Now on the Heller team, Kate leverages her range of experience to help organizations develop efficient processes to better serve their missions. Kate applies her knowledge of nonprofit systems like Salesforce to develop technical solutions that bring effective processes to life and empower the team. Kate earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a mini-MBA certification in Nonprofit Administration from the University of St. Thomas. She has also earned certifications from Salesforce as an Administrator, Advanced Administrator, and Sales Cloud Consultant. When Kate steps away from her computer, she enjoys exploring state parks and regional trails in her community, frequently camping and hiking with her husband and two dogs.