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Kate Austin

Membership Services Coordinator

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Kate has always felt at home in green places with good-hearted people. Originally from Vermont, she gravitated to a warmer climate a good distance from home and attended Elon University in North Carolina, studying Journalism with an “unofficial minor” in women’s a cappella. A lifelong performer, Kate was Music Director for the school’s only all-female group, leading, teaching, empowering, motivating and corralling 18 women. After graduation, this led her to Los Angeles for a job with NBC’s competition show, “The Sing-Off,” as Production Assistant for the music team. Kate worked with competitors from all over the country, and after the show wrapped, she visited some of those new friends in Oregon, soaking up the sense of home she felt in this west-coast version of her beloved green mountain state.

Fast forward a couple years and Kate stepped into her most important role yet – Mama to an awesomely witty, compassionate little boy. This position is a constant lesson in adaptability, patience, multitasking and anticipating the needs of others. Kate continues to find outlets for performing – currently she sings with Portland indie rock band Stoneface Honey. Her soul feels most satisfied when creating – whether singing, sewing costumes, writing poetry, painting, taking photos or anything artsy she can get her hands on.

Kate is most passionate about noticing beauty in the everyday. An avid traveler, she finds things to fall in love with everywhere – the view of Mt. St. Helens out her window, a perfectly plated steak in Bend, the houses of Charleston’s Rainbow Row, heavenly bread at Chez Paul in Paris, a stray beach kitten in the Virgin Islands, and just about everything one sees in New Zealand – you get the idea.

Kate is excited to be serving as Membership Services Coordinator for Living Room Realty, and is inspired by the company’s commitment to it’s clients, the community, the environment and the individuality of Portland. She values nothing higher than consideration for others, and couldn’t imagine a company more aligned with this than Living Room Realty.

Kate's Blog Posts

For the third consecutive year, Living Room Realty and Impact NW have teamed up with the mission of sharing warmth and joy. We are now accepting NEW coats for all ages: infants, toddlers, kids, teens, adults and seniors for our annual holiday coat drive. With offices in every quadrant of Portland, we now have four... More

The crowds in Multnomah Village weren’t scared of the rising temps…luckily they got to our ice cream before the 99 degree heat did! On Saturday, Living Room Realty participated in our first Multnomah Days. Our “micro-houses” made it to their 3rd street fair of the summer, and were a hit! Children and adults alike cheered... More

If you’re anything like me, there is somewhere you’d rather be today. If you’re anything like me, there are a plethora of reasons you’re not there. Let’s listen to music together [sort of] and pretend we’re at Pickathon! Here’s the lineup that we’re missing. This mostly melancholy playlist might help to fill that Friday-of-Pickathon hole in... More

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