Kate Mutchler was born in Neenah, Wisconsin and earned her BS in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. After graduating from college, Kate taught ELD for two years in Micronesia through the United States Peace Corps. She spent two years working as a wilderness instructor with Outward Bound and a therapeutic wilderness company in Wisconsin. In 2012, she moved to Aurora, CO, and spent six years teaching art and history at a charter school. She currently is working on her masters degree in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education from Regis University. On the weekends, Kate likes to ski, bike, run and travel.