The Collective


Kate Harbour

Helping small communities tackle big destination challenges

Kate studied urban and regional planning at Portland State University, with an emphasis on the planning dynamics of gateway and natural-amenity regions. Originally from a small town on Whidbey Island, WA, she has a passion for place and livability, and relishes helping communities plan and pursue inclusive futures. With a background in nonprofit fundraising, capacity-building and collaborative processes, Kate makes big-picture and forward-looking assessments of communities and systems that lead to tangible solutions for both emerging and mature destinations. She helps develop outdoor recreation and tourism that brings local benefit, and seeks collaborative solutions for preventing negative impacts on community livability and natural areas. Kate serves on the board of World Trails Network – Hub for the Americas.


  • Project coordination / project management
  • Outdoor recreation management solutions
  • Supporting cross-sector collaboratives
  • Strategic planning