It’s always nice to have a former United States Marine Corps officer on the staff, and that’s exactly what we acquired earlier this summer when we hired Kate as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) instructor. We also inherited a seasoned paramedic and firefighter who likes to participate in dog rescue activities in her spare time. Kate was born and raised in Monkton, Md., and has resided in eastern North Carolina for the past decade.
She majored in math and computer science at Rutgers University where she also played varsity soccer and track and field. After two years, she transferred to the U.S. Naval Academy. That’s where Kate picked up a Bachelor of Science degree in math, and a second bachelor’s degree in history.
Kate’s work history includes five years as a logistics officer in the Marine Corps, followed by three years as a firefighter and EMT at Camp Lejeune Fire and Emergency Services. She was also a firefighter and paramedic for the Antarctic Fire Department for a year, and is currently a paramedic with the New Hanover Regional EMS.
This busy professional has a fistful of certificates and memberships, including North Carolina EMT-P, NREMT EMT-P, W-EMT, Firefighter Level I and II ARF, and a qualified HAZMAT technician.
Kate, who is married and has a German shepherd and a Belgian Malinois, enjoys soccer, along with rugby, mountain biking, kayaking and Crossfit.