Kate Lino, Founder
Kate first sharpened her storytelling skills as a newspaper reporter for a small daily in South Texas where she was always gunning for out-of-the-box assignments. Like roadtripping with a group of midwestern Spring Breakers to South Padre Island. Or trekking across the Rio Grande Valley -- on horseback.
Her adventurous spirit led her to a varied PR career, including stints at Pier 1 Imports and Visit Fort Worth, a nearly 9-year run at the national headquarters of the American Heart Association and a taste of the startup world at The Charity Network, an online fundraising platform founded by billionaire philanthropist Todd Wagner.
She's run national awareness campaigns (Hands-Only CPR, Rise Above Heart Failure), worked with celebrities (Usher, Ken Jeong, Queen Latifah, to name-drop a few) and collaborated with fundraising teams to bring in a total of more than $34M from corporate sponsors to develop national health impact programs.
A graduate of Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas), she majored in Mass Communications and Spanish. An aspiring yogi and established travel junkie, Kate calls Fort Worth home where she lives with her 11-year-old daughter.
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