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Kate Spates

Consultant in Rancho Mirage, California

Leader. Connector. Influencer. Rainmaker. Problem Solver.

A successful entrepreneur in the digital marketing space for 17 years, I have led several teams of professionals to create award-winning marketing materials and have affected revolutionary change to businesses and organizations throughout the Coachella Valley and beyond.

I am currently seeking a variety of projects that challenge me using my experience as a leader, entrepreneur, creative thinker, connector, and influencer in the business and non-profit world.

A desert resident since 1980, I graduated of Palm Springs High School, College of the Desert & California State University San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus. I have pursued a varied career which has included management at JW Marriott Desert Springs. In 1996, my entrepreneurial spirit led me to form WebSites 2000. In 2005, it was bestowed the honor of Small Business of the Year in the 64th District of California. Ten years later, in early 2006, I changed the name of my company to Image Marketing Concepts because we became so much more than just a website company. In November 2011, I sold my company to Graphtek Interactive where I stayed on as President through June 20, 2014.

I am community-minded and have always taken a keen interest in the growth and development of the Coachella Valley. I enjoy supporting and taking a leadership role in the following organizations:

Present Board Member:

Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (thewarburton.com)

College of the Desert Foundation (codfoundation.org)

Present Advisory Roles:

Coachella Valley Community Trust (cvcommunitytrust.org)

Digicom Film Festival (digicomfilmfestival.com)

The Girlfriend Factor (girlfriendfactor.org)

Women Leaders Forum (wlfdesert.org)