Katie comes to Bridgeway Capital from her role as the Director of Braddock Tiles, a non-profit business that produces small batch architectural tiles with youth to teach job readiness skills. Previous to her role at Braddock Tiles, she worked in development for the YMCA of Western North Carolina as a Donor Stewardship Manager, where she worked closely with senior staff to help develop lasting community relationships. With her extensive experience in the arts and non-profit sector, Katie brings a unique set of skills to Bridgeway Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator as the Business Support and Impact Specialist. Katie works with the CBA team and other colleagues at Bridgeway to provide producers with better access to technical assistance, peer network interactions, grant capital, and opportunities to build their workforce through job creation. She also works with the CBA to deepen the program’s ability to foster, track, measure, and report on its equitable economic development outcomes.