With more than twenty years’ experience in strategy development, communications and marketing, public affairs, events planning, leadership, and management, Catherine’s experience spans across a variety of public, private, governmental, consultancy and nonprofit entities.
Her extensive Northwest career includes operating her own communications firm, Bellastoria Communications, working with a variety of state government, regional nonprofit and general public relations agencies. She also serves as the Executive Director for the Pacific Northwest chapter of British-American Business Connections.
Catherine’s passion for communications, public affairs and service roles were inspired and nurtured through her consultancy work in California including positions with representatives of the California State House and Senate, on state and national political campaigns, and through local/state agencies.
Loving a bit of country living, Catherine lives just outside Redmond, WA with her husband, two daughter and dog Odin – the baby of the family – on three acres that include a small orchard and garden. She can regularly be found cheering on her daughters soccer teams locally or over the Internet rooting for the Hartwick College women’s team. Catherine is also a volunteer for the Pantry Packs Program, powered by the Lake Washington Schools Foundation, which provides weekend packs of food for more than 850 students each week.