Catherine is a skillful connector who harnesses her unique and powerful network of global leaders across diverse sectors to transform the philanthropic landscape. She produces campaigns and events for some of the world’s most renowned and respected actors, directors, performing artists, politicians and nonprofit organizations.
Drawing on an extensive production, theater and campaign management experience, Catherine founded her own strategic consulting firm, CK/LA where she helped clients achieve success by utilizing the private sector and cultural influencers to amplify important social messages. Currently Catherine serves as the west coast lead consultant for Bono’s ONE and (RED) campaigns, and Al Gore’s Climate reality project where she recently helped produce “24 Hours of Reality/Live Earth”, a world-wide broadcast in multiple languages across the globe that awakened people to the climate crisis.
Her commitment to raising public awareness and elevating the profile of various non-profits has enabled her to direct a number of national and global advocacy projects for organizations including The City of Joy – a transformational leadership community for women survivors of violence, located in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo – and a variety of national political policy initiatives including events at the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention with Former U.S. President Bill Clinton. She has also proudly worked with Action Against Hunger International, Malaria No More, Global Green International (founded by Mikhail Gorbachev) and Children’s Health Council.
Catherine is passionate about theater and storytelling. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BFA and began her career in television at ABC. Following that she served as assistant director at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, and as Literary Manager at the Ojai Playwright’s Conference.
Her favorite aspect of the work she does today is its ability to shape a better tomorrow. In 50 years, she hopes the work Artemis does with global poverty, HIV/AIDs, mental health and education will have made a more just and inclusive world.