Kate moved to Asheville 8 years ago and began her studies as a Rolfer. She earned her credentials from the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado and also studied Rolfing abroad at the European Rolfing Association in Munich, Germany. Before she became a Rolfer she earned her B.A. in International Public Health from the University of Iowa. Kate grew up near Maharishi International University, an alternative education establishment in Fairfield, Iowa. Maharishi teaches Natural Health, Vedic Science, and Transcendental Meditation.

The town surrounding the university is flush with alternative medicine healers so Kate was exposed to many different healing practices from a young age. As a teenager Kate saw how Rolfing helped her mother’s debilitating back pain and decided then and there that Rolfing was the career for her.