Kate comes to the travel industry with a wealth of personal experience and adventures.  Post university she sailed on a private yacht from California to New England via the Panama Canal stopping at unique places along the way in Mexico, Panama and Cuba in the 1990s (under New Zealand flag).  The travel bug caught her in her teen years after a trip to Italy, Greece and later studying abroad in the UK and backpacking through Western and Eastern Europe.  "Adventure and immersion in different cultures and unique experiences has always been a priority for me.  For example, renting a countess' villa in Tuscany 25 years ago surrounded by 100 acres of vineyards, to summer of 2016 renting a Casa in Costa Rica with my family and guests.  Surfing, zip-lining through the jungle, swimming in our backyard pool with wild monkeys napping in the trees overhead, beach soccer and children taking Spanish classes a block away -- wild memories to last a lifetime!

Prior to being an ambassador for TopFlight Travels, Kate founded a Montessori School in Newport, RI and ran it for 16 years.  She is a graduate of Boston College and earned her graduate degree from Loyola University, Baltimore.  Kate lives in Jamestown, RI with her husband and three children, Charlie, Redwood and Catharine.

Other recent adventures have taken Kate to Thailand, Prague and Chilé.