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Katie Kurfurst

Communications Manager

Katie joined the Ventures team in 2016.

Katie works to enhance organizational visibility, sustainability, and client success through marketing and communications as Ventures’ Communications Manager. In her role, she manages Ventures’ external marketing collateral, social media properties, email campaigns, event promotion, website, and blog. She also heads Ventures’ Gardening Club. Katie joined Ventures because she wants to empower low-income communities by providing them with the tools and services necessary to start their own businesses.

Katie graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Norwegian. Prior to Ventures, she did state capacity building at the League of Conservation Voters, marketing for Decibel Festival, and event management and mar-comm at Whitepages.com. Fun fact: Katie made a short filmed that was screened at The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival titled “A Career in Ruins.”

Katie’s dream business is to own an interior decorating firm that focuses on creating vibrant baroque to modern eclectic rooms and atmospheres.