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 am the Vice President of the Wahoo Public Schools Foundation. I am also a member of the Junior League of Lincoln 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.