Cate is Director of Programs at Conservation Corps North Bay. For the past 18 years, she has held leadership positions in operations and development at several nonprofits focused on helping people move out of poverty. She acquired her knowledge of native habitat restoration and trail maintenance through volunteer work with the National Park Service, Pepperwood Preserve, California State Parks, East Bay Regional Parks, and Volunteers for Outdoor California. She is certified in wilderness first aid and community emergency response (CERT). She is a Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy. Cate and her wife find more room to grow fruit each year at their Santa Rosa home.