Kate Whelley McCabe

Kate Whelley McCabe grew up in a log cabin on the side of a hill between the Lakes and White Mountain Regions of New Hampshire where she frequented the Swift River’s natural water slides and first fell in love with moving water.

After studying English and Economics at Wellesley College, Kate spent a few years in operations management, and then attended law school at George Washington University.  Kate got the heck out of the city the day she graduated and made her way to Vermont, where her husband, Justin McCabe, finished his law degree at Vermont Law School.  After clerking for Associate Justice Marilyn Skoglund for two years, Kate worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the Vermont Office of the Attorney General for several years as a litigator and civil prosecutor.  She is now pursuing a career in mission-lead management in Montpelier.

Kate, Justin, their school-aged children Elke and Seamus, their cocker spaniel Penelope, and their family of chickens have the great good fortune of living on a tributary of the North Branch of the Winooski. Kate enjoys running in all weathers, practicing yoga, quilting, cooking, gardening, and sketching wildflowers. In addition to her work with VRC, Kate has been a volunteer Guardian ad Litem, and has volunteered at the Montpelier Food Pantry, the Vermont Foodbank, The Parkinson’s Comfort Project and Montpelier Public Schools.

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