If you’ve been to Workhorse, you’ve probably met Katherine Kidwell. And, if you haven’t, you’re probably about to. Katherine runs the day-to-day operations here, and, hooooey, are we lucky to have her.
Whether she’s giving you a tour of the space, notarizing important documents, or painting shoes for her Etsy shop, Katherine does it all with a smile and a can-do attitude. Now it’s our turn to give back to her by helping you all get to know her a little better.
So, grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and learn a little about our Jane of All Trades, Katherine!
Can you tell us a bit about your work? What do you do, and what do you love about it?
What don’t I do is probably a better question! I’m a Jane of All Trades and embrace the chaos when I can. Besides managing the day-to-day operations of Workhorse Coworking, I am the admin assistant for Clara CFO Group (which also operates out of Workhorse) and keep the kiddos busy in the play lounge at Edmonds’ barre3 studio, so their parents have some me-time. I also own an Etsy shop, Nerdly Goodness, and am the archivist for Puget Sound Maritime Heritage Society, so you’ll often see me painting shoes or scanning photos while at the front desk. Phew!
Can you tell us a bit about yourself? What are your interests and hobbies? What’s a fun fact?
My husband, Adam, and I moved to Seattle from Maryland in 2010, so I could get my Masters in Museology from UW. I’ve worked with a variety of museums both on the East Coast and here, including the National Air & Space Museum, Maryland Science Center, MoPOP, MOHAI, and more. Our son, Zack, was born in 2014, and we bought our house in Edmonds the next year. I love this community and enjoy all Edmonds has to offer.
I love being a nerd. Books/TV/movies/games/D&D/comic con…you name it, I’ll geek out over it with you.
Fun fact: I am a staunch proponent of double spaces after a period, and will never change.
What drew you to Workhorse? What’s your favorite thing about it? What problems does it help you solve?
I think Workhorse opened at the perfect time. As employers are realizing how well their employees work hybrid or remotely, Workhorse bridges that gap between long commutes and having the laundry staring at you. It gets me out of the house and networking with a fun community of members.
Anything else you want us to mention?
You can always ask me questions when I have my headphones in at the front desk—you’re not interrupting anything 🙂
Headshot by fellow member (and member spotlight) Dolly Muxo of Raven Ocean Portraits