Born and raised just outside of Galesburg, she left for Indianapolis after high school and attended Butler University. She finished her education in Event and Tourism Management at IUPUI. She returned to Galesburg in 2017 with a passion focused on Downtown Galesburg and a dream of breathing new life into downtown. Her first downtown business, KWB Paints On Main, was purchased that same year. In 2019, she opened her second business downtown, The Downtown Escape, with her partner, John Misuraca.
It was also in 2019 that Kate took over what remained of the Galesburg Business Association and began hosting the only remaining events, Treat Street and the Holiday Parade. Since then, she has spent two years refocusing, revitalizing, and rebranding the old GBA. Today she is excited to share her dream for Downtown Galesburg with her community through the Downtown Community Partnership of Galesburg. Truly living her dream, she enjoys life with her partner, John, and son, Grant.
“All of my projects have been driven by the endless support of my family. I thank and love them all to the moon and back.”