Having known Kate professionally for quite some time, I’ve been extremely pleased to work with her as a consultant. Pursuing an honest evaluation of one’s project can be a scary proposition, but Kate’s professional expertise and easy-going manner takes the intimidation-factor out of the process entirely. She seamlessly becomes part of the team and contributes her insights in a positive way towards accomplishing the goals of the project.
Rob Stein / Deputy Director, Dallas Museum of Art
Kate’s approach to evaluation is fresh, inspiring and practical. She swooped in and, in a matter of hours, energized our whole staff to think differently about our audiences. She inspired us to enlist visitors in answering our thorniest questions and equipped us with customized, do-able approaches for getting started on that project. There was nothing tedious, cookie-cutter, or extraneous about it; people were literally clamoring to get involved. Now, we’re all plotting ways to get Kate involved in our next project.
Molly Loomis / Director of Education, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Kate developed custom observation and interview protocols to specifically address our project goals and research questions. It was great to have all the evaluation instruments and reports tailored specifically to meet our needs. Additionally, the 4-hour training session Kate held with our staff was an invaluable institutional capacity-building and professional development experience for all involved. Expert advice and timely, thorough follow-through on Kate’s part, not to mention her availability, flexibility and reflective practice along the way, made this evaluation study turn out to be such the valuable learning experience for our institution that it did.
Elizabeth Fleming / Director for Learning Environments, Museum of Life and Science
Kate has been an invaluable part of multiple projects at History Colorado, from evaluating our school field trips to the creation of digital badges. She begins every project by helping us understand what it is we want to know, and then maps out the best way to get that information. Her main goal is first and foremost to make our project better and to get us the information we need in a format we can understand and really use. She invests the time in getting to know our staff and our project and never floods us with unnecessary reports or information.
JJ Rutherford / Director of Education, History Colorado Center
Kate’s focused intensity, absolute integrity, and thoughtful insights lend credence to her results and inspire client confidence for decision-making and program choices.
Art Wolf / Wolf Consulting
The infectious curiosity Kate brings to audience evaluation is matched only by her commitment to defensible quantitative analysis and her useful qualitative insights into what makes visitors tick.
Elaine Carmichael / Economic Stewardship
Kate is a joy to work with. She is creative, organized, and so darned positive! Any project with Kate will end up with a beautiful and useful finished product, and a lot of good memories about the process.
Maggie Miller / Maggie Miller Consulting
Kate is a joy to have a beer with. Haven’t worked with her on a project but hope to soon.
Rachel Hellenga / Hellenga Projects