Kathy Weber-Bates
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My goal is to help small businesses make more uplifting connections with the people and communities they serve. Proud to be raising my kids in MT!

Current Position

President and Founder

Starhitch Strategies





Specialty Areas
  • Communications
  • Businesses
  • Entrepreneur/Business Owner
  • Policy
  • Trailblazer

With more than a decade of experience as an award-winning journalist and political strategist, I'm proud to be throwing my expertise behind ethical, community-minded small businesses across Montana.

More Information:

Leadership Experience

Director of Communications and Public Relations for Red Ants Pants & Red Ants Pants Music Festival, Montanans for Lewis Senior Advisor, Senator Baucus Communications Director, Instructor University of Montana School of Journalism

How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse

I’m interested in connecting with other Montana women in business and throwing my name in the hat for any organizations looking for talent to serve on boards or in leadership positions.


Other Information

Born on a ranch in the Bitterroot Valley, I learned the values of hard work, stewardship and collaboration at an early age. I’m blessed to be raising my own children here in Montana and I’m dedicated to making the state even better for generations to follow.

Founder and President of Starhitch Strategies

Starhitch is a public relations and communications strategy firm focused on helping ethical businesses make more uplifting connections by helping them tell their stories with authenticity, heart and integrity in the most compelling ways possible.

core competencies: media relations, communications strategy, business writing, editing, branding, message development, marketing, crisis communications, public policy, political strategy, political communications, public/community/government affairs, speech writing, event coordination and production, grassroots and grasstops outreach and issue advocacy