Kat was born and raised in Texas attending The University of
Texas at Austin where she earned a B.S. in Corporate
Communications and a Minor in Business Foundations.
While in college she was the Advertising Manager for UT’s
college Newspaper where she planned expenditures for local
clients using radio, television, print, and online offerings.
Kat won awards including Sales Representative of the
Year and the prestigious Advertising Sales Award.
Immediately after college, Kat was recruited to work for one
of leading marketing firms based in Santa Barbara where she
developed her marketing, strategy, and brand development
skills. During her 6 year tenure, she was able to implement
marketing strategies for a wide range of brands, including
half of the Fortune 100. She became an expert in local and
national advertising and accredits her ability to negotiate
tough deals to her experience in the advertising world.
After acquiring her California Real Estate license Kat found
the perfect fit with the Jake Ralston Team. In her free
time, Kat remains active in the Junior League of Santa
Barbara where she Vice Chairs the New Member Committee and
enjoys spending her leisure time taking in all Santa Barbara
has to offer; hiking, volleyball, wine tasting, biking, and