Kate DeCoste is a nationally published Modern Portrait Photographer based in Wahoo, Nebraska.
Hi! My name is Kate. Thanks for visiting my website. Please stay awhile and enjoy.
I am a small town/big city gal who grew up in Wahoo, Nebraska and graduated from Wahoo High School.
After receiving a BA in Theatre Arts from Doane University, I pursued the path that felt most comfortable which was a career as a production stage manager.
In the fall of 2000, I moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to work for First Stage Children's theater. During the four years that I lived in Milwaukee, I also worked for two other small companies before deciding to make the leap to New York City. After I made it through the first year in NYC, I never thought I would live anywhere else or do anything else. Three years later, I would prove myself wrong.
In the spring of 2008 I found myself not sure of living in New York or being a stage manager. I decided to take a break and come back home. My friends and family (and honestly, myself too) thought I just needed a little break and would be back living in New York after a few months.
Though I didn't know it then, the universe was telling me to make this move for something that would come a few years later. In the winter of 2011 my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer. Most cancer patients will live 2 years, my mom lived 3 years. I am so grateful I was already home and could be by her side those three years.
Fast forward to today.
I serve on the boards for the Wahoo Chamber of Commerce, Senior Chief Scott DeCoste Memorial Scholarship (in honor of my brother) and the Wahoo Public Schools Foundation. I am also a member of the Junior League of Lincoln, Nebraska and a mentor for the TeamMates program in Wahoo.
Though I am not a stage manager full time anymore, every once in a blue moon I will take a gig. I have traveled to the Berkshires of Massachusetts and southwest Colorado for the opportunities to work with amazing artists in the theatre world. Always with a camera in hand.