Kate is a partner in HELM Construction Solutions, which works with owners, designers and builders to create high performance and sustainable buildings and businesses. She is an experienced leader in the fields of green building, professional education, sustainability, and business management. She’s worked with established and emerging businesses and non-profits to achieve triple bottom line metrics, develop business systems, and plan for a dynamic and resilient future. She has deep experience in post-secondary education, and led the Yestermorrow Design/Build School for over thirteen years. Her design and planning expertise includes a foundation in regenerative design principles and master plan development. Kate manages the Vermont Farm Fund, a revolving loan fund providing low interest loans to farmers. Kate helped to develop and is a facilitator for NESEA’s BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines program, a peer network for builders and architects. Kate is the Chair of the Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee, and serves on the Board of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, the Studio for High Performance Design and Construction, and the Vermont Council on Rural Development. She holds a MS in Management from Antioch University New England and a BA in Anthropology and Environmental Science from Haverford College.