At Bright by Three, Kathryn is responsible for the national scaling of Bright by Text and the content strategy for age specific child development text messages focused on cognitive development, social-emotional, STEM, caregiver resilience, nutrition, oral health, and transitions. Prior to Bright by Three, Kathryn served as President and CEO of Qualistar, a statewide nonprofit that elevated the quality of early childhood education in Colorado. Kathryn led Qualistar in a turnaround strategy which ultimately resulted in the decision to close the organization. She identified aligned early childhood partners and successfully negotiated the placement of people and programs.
Kathryn began her career in consulting at Accenture, where she worked with large Fortune 100 Financial Services companies, including Bank of America and Wachovia, to deliver complex technology programs with consistency and predictability. Next, Kathryn took her ability to manage multiple initiatives, lead programs and excel in a corporate environment to the nonprofit sector, working as executive director of the Grand Foundation for eight years in Winter Park. She has held leadership and donor development positions at Generation Schools Network and Rose Community Foundation.
She is an advocate for children with learning differences, for early childhood mental health and for greater social/emotional supports in schools. She serves on the Denver Foundation Education Committee and the Board of Trustees for Denver Academy. She is currently a Buell Early Childhood Leadership Fellow and pursuing her master’s degree in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver.