What’s not to say about Kate? She’s striving to be a present day superhero. She puts on her cape every morning and does her very best as a professional, parent and participator. Kate never lacks the words to make someone feel better or put a positive spin on something unfortunate. Kate tries to help everyone around her, sometimes at the expense of helping herself. I admire her ability to juggle so many responsibilities day in and day out. She is definitely my better half, my inspiration, and I can’t wait to spend every day with her. Here’s to my woman of the year, I love you!
Mom, you are the most terrific mother I could ever deserve. You are caring for me and a considerate mom who always listens to us. You are dedicated to me and James when you drive me to ballet or coaching our basketball teams. Any person will also see how loving, compassionate, and understanding you are and that you have such a big heart. I will always cherish and love you.
Your daughter, Grace
Mom, you are always so kind and thoughtful. I’m thankful how much you take care and love us. You are awesome because you volunteer at school to help me and my class with projects and coach my basketball. You enjoy doing activities with me, and I enjoy it too. You help me fix things when I mess up. You are amazing and I will always love you.
#Awesome! While I freely admit a certain bias, Kate is the best. I've known since she was a little girl that she was destined for great things, and, evidently, several of them. She is a wonderful daughter, mother, spouse, basketball coach, designer, board member, rafter, fisher-lady, business executive, and many other things. I feel honored to be her Dad, and I know her Mom is proud as well. Great job, Kate. Love you, Dad
PS - Thanks for introducing me to the concept of "hash tag". It was always a pound sign to me. You made me into a hipster!
Kate graciously accepted me as part of her family almost a decade ago when her dad and I married. I know her to be a very kind and caring person with a big heart and a beautiful smile. She's always very positive and upbeat and thinks only the best of everyone who comes her way. Kate is not one to criticize or judge another others. Kate gives 100% of herself to any project that she takes on ( and there are many....), whether it be at work, or in her children's classrooms, or leading a Sunday school class or helping out with the Girl scouts. Kate is a fearless mother and friend. She's quick to offer a listening ear or a helping hand when needed. I am honored to have Kate as a friend and a step daughter. I know her biological mother would be very proud of the young woman and mother she is today.
Kate - Congratulations, we are so proud of you. It is no wonder that you are receiving this much deserved recognition given your kind heart, energy, and endless ability to serve and lead others. Thank you for your friendship and sharing your talents with our businesses and nonprofits that are near and dear to our hearts. Your light shines bright and is an inspiration! Love to you always.
Cheers, Dylan and Erika
Alicia Eastwood Eimers
Kate, I find there are mainly 2 types of people I surround myself with – those who I admire and want to learn more from and those who are true, loyal friends and family. Very few people fall under both categories but you are definitely the exception! I have always admired your hard-working, entrepreneurial-spirit and tenacity while staying humble and curious in all you do. I look up to you as a business woman and often come to you seeking advice, but most importantly I admire you as a friend and mother. You maintain the closest of relationships and show your family what it means to be a caring human being while conquering the world…like I said earlier, you are definitely the exception and I couldn’t be more honored to help celebrate you!
Friend & Client
Can you imagine how wonderful our community would be with 100 more Kate Holgate’s? I’m in awe of her ability to find the time to juggle all that she juggles without missing a beat - she’s truly exceptional. To list just a few of her community contributions, Kate teaches art at a local elementary school, serves on the PTA, coaches elementary school basketball, teaches Sunday school at St. John’s Cathedral, guest lectures at U of I and within the Boise School District, is an adjunct professor at BSU, serves on boards for the U of I College of Art and Architecture Board and the Children’s Home Society of Idaho, and gives hundreds of hours of creative thinking and design every year to a variety of nonprofits that address everything from disease research and prevention to education to food and housing insecurity. And that’s just the stuff I’m aware of! Kate, you’re amazing. Proud to call you a colleague and friend.
Friend & Client
When Kate moved from New Hampshire to Boise in grade school we quickly became good friends. She shared my love for puffy paint, and dress up parades around the block. We collaborated on many En Vogue dance performances in the living room as well as a stellar lip sync performance to Wild Wild West.
Moving on to high school, she was well liked by everyone, being academically smart as well athletic.
Kate is a professional. Unlike the time of generations past, we are living at a time where people flight from one job to the next. Kate is committed and has put in her time and creativity to Stoltz and continues to keep up with current trends and constantly improve and grow individually and as a company.
Not only is she a full time professional but a full time Mom as well as donates so much of her talent and skill set to charity and freelance, including my small business. I am an owner of a small boutique restaurant. She has helped me express my creativity on a whole other level. Her detail and whimsy on menus, signage and fun accents really encompasses the experience we are trying to create for the guest.
Kate has a great personality. She is down to earth, approachable, relatable, and has a solid foundation of moral experience that is apparent if you meet her kids.
Thank you, Kate, for being you and all that you do!