Kat seeks the unXpected solution, migrating from Alaska, California, and Colorado, spicing up conversations with TED ideas. She skis feverishly, laughs generously, and is a can-doing-life-long-learner. She was one of the first female cadets at USAFA ’77-’80. TEDxVail is her “Happy Place” project. She’s organized dozens of TEDx’s, a global social movement of more than 22,000 events and two billion views. She has produced with hundreds of volunteers on her TEDxTeams 125 Talks with over a million views. Kat connects networks for global impact. Kat is the Charter President of WE Rotary. Kat serves WILD Foundation Board, convener of the World Wilderness Congresses. She is an affinity rep for HaberVision.com. A Climate Reality Mentor, Kat cross-countried 3,500 miles in 2014 from LA to DC in an eight-month-long quest for climate justice. She slept under big old trees, collected seeds, and facilitated community collaborations.