Originally from Eastern Ontario, Kate has always had an interest in the north.  She hitch-hiked across the country to Whitehorse at the age of 20 and within days of arriving was paddling down the Yukon River on a 2 week canoe trip to Dawson City.  Thus began Kate’s love of wilderness adventure that has led to many years of dog mushing, paddling and hiking north of 60.  Kate graduated from Yukon College in 2016 with a diploma in Northern Studies and is excited to share her enthusiasm for the north’s cultural and natural history with guests during her first season of guiding for Canoe North Adventures.  Kate is a certified Wilderness First Responder, Swiftwater Rescue Technician and Lake Water Instructor.  Her urban identity is as a singer-songwriter and touring artist, currently recording her 6th CD.