Broker: Engel & Volkers - Austin Westlake
Originally from the East Coast, Katherine studied photography and lighting design at Bennington College in Vermont before becoming a licensed realtor with RE/MAX in Delaware in 1997. Previously, she spent four years working in Community Relations at MBNA, a credit card bank, where the phrase “Think of Yourself as a Customer” was painted above every doorway in their offices.
Taking this philosophy to heart, Katherine is devoted to conducting business with the highest integrity. This means no false promises or up-selling. She believes a trusting relationship begins with listening to and respecting a client’s wants and needs. Katherine also understands that changes in life can come unexpectedly. Whether downsizing, new to Austin, or looking for a fresh start, her goal is not to simply to sell a house, but to compassionately and unbiasedly connect clients with the perfect home or buyer at the right price. She has consistently earned a "Best of Zillow" designation which means she has been recognized by her clients for going above and beyond throughout the buying and selling process.
Since moving to Austin in 2000, Katherine has been committed to giving back to the community. She is on the Board of Directors of the Texas Book Festival, the Austin Theatre Alliance (the Paramount and State Theatres on Congress), the Leadership Committee for the Philanthropy Advocates (formerly Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium), and is a former board member of KIPP Austin Public Schools. For the past 15 years, she has been, and continues to be, Executive Director of the Wright Family Foundation’s Austin office.*
Katherine enjoys cooking, camping, hiking, and snowboarding with her family. She has been fortunate to travel all over the world, forming a love and appreciation for different cultures.
*All donations listed on the Community Involvement page are personal donations, not the Foundation's.