In a few short years The Hike Collective grew from the humble beginnings of a mental health awareness campaign to an award-winning tour operations business, winning Gold in the Tours and Transport Operators category at the 2021 WA Tourism Awards; Gold in the Adventure Tourism category in the 2022 WA Tourism Awards; Silver in the Tours and Transport Operators category and Gold in the Adventure Tourism category at the 2023 WA Tourism Awards.
After living in Germany for four years training and competing in equestrian events, Kate moved back to Perth for a career change and a fresh start. She has since been a successful hotel and events manager, personal trainer, entrepreneur and her proudest role, mum to her five-year-old boy.
She is a lover of all things nature and hiking, and is passionate about carving your own footprint into the trails of life, and living authentically to who you are. Kate was elected to the FACET Executive Committee (Board) in December 2020 and has brought her enthusiasm and skills to a range of projects. Kate also served as Treasurer of Destination Perth until recently and is a Park Ambassador for the WA Parks Foundation.