Kate was raised in Lakeview, OR. and graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing at the Oregon Institute of Technology branch in Klamath Falls, OR, with a BSN in 1995. She worked locally at Merle West for 8 years, then moved on as a traveling nurse to Sacramento, CA and Reno, NV before landing in the Weed, CA area. Kate worked for Mercy Mt Shasta for 9 years and decided to return to school and obtain a MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner. She has lived and worked mostly in small towns her entire life. She loves being able to work in her community and being familiar with what is available for patients locally. Most of her family lives in the Weed area, and she feels fortunate that she is able to see them often. Kate enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, camping, skiing, and hanging Kate West out with her dogs. Kate is married, has 3 wonderful step-sons and an adorable grandson, with one more grandson on the way. Kate is seeing patients at Weed Health Center.