Kate Jo
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Constantly stumbling towards being a polymath, I love learning about how things work and tinkering with tactics and technology to cultivate resilience

Current Position

Artist, Co-Founder and Podcaster

Beautifully Equipped





Specialty Areas
  • Arts - Literature/Spoken Word
  • Arts - Visual
  • Design / Marketing
  • Education
  • Communications
  • Entrepreneur/Business Owner
  • Humanities
  • Technology
  • Trailblazer
Interested in:
  • Mentoring
  • Public Speaking
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Leadership Opportunities

Leadership, Research, Collaboration, Photography, Audio/Video Production, Analogue and Digital Post-Production, Advocacy, Public Speaking

More Information:

Leadership Experience
Co-founder of the Beautifully Equipped Podcast.
Former Gallery Director at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery at Montana State University in Bozeman
Served as Vice President and Co-Chair of Programs for Bozeman Business and Professional Women from 2014 – 2016, and served on the board of directors for the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture from 2009 – 2012.
Served as a visual arts mentor for Thrive’s “Girls For A Change” 2013-14 public art project in Bozeman, Montana.
Visiting lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland and as a guest speaker at the Montana Art Gallery Directors Association, the Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow International, and various galleries throughout Scotland.
Co-Artistic Director and Photographer for the publication “Collins Ultimate Navigation Guide” by Lyle Brotherton, published by HarperCollins.
Founder and Group Representative for the artists’ collective, called “volume”, in Glasgow, Scotland. The collective exhibited throughout the UK and abroad, in addition to curating exhibitions and offering community-based photography workshops in Scotland.
Administrator, educator, and designer for Creative Interventions in Health in Glasgow, Scotland. Creative Interventions was a collaborative project in Glasgow’s East End, which aimed to demonstrate the positive impact that visual arts can have on health and wellbeing. The project works with professional artists and local community organizations on pilot projects using a variety of media including drawing and painting, digital photography, textiles, video, and printmaking. In 2005, I was asked to create a long-term installation for the Grampian Hospitals Art Trust in Aberdeen, Scotland, in collaboration with the nonprofit organization Art in Hospital.
How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse
Entrepreneurs, creatives, makers, self-starters, small businesses, and non-profits looking for connection, community, and resources – contact me if you are looking to collaborate on projects or looking to build a collaborative team. The mission of Beautifully Equipped is to cultivate growth by leveraging our collaborative genius.
I want to make meaningful connections in an effort to share skills and resources. I truly believe that when one rises, we all rise.
I am interested in mentoring, volunteer opportunities, and education.