Kate Cook, Treasurer
Kate is a Nonprofit/Educational Consultant and Portsmouth City Councilor. Prior to moving to the Seacoast, she worked as a U.S. diplomat and Adjunct Professor of Political Science. Her work on international governance issues led to a love of all issues related to governance practices for organizations from small nonprofits to large nonprofits to governmental entities. She hopes to share her governance expertise with the Seacoast Jazz Society. Kate has long loved listening to and playing music, starting with piano lessons at age four. She played the alto and tenor saxophones for her middle and high school jazz bands and fell in love with a broader range of jazz music as a disc jockey for the local NPR station while in college. She enjoys listening to jazz musicians around the Seacoast, and she looks forward to advancing the work of the Seacoast Jazz Society — supporting jazz artists, while fostering a love of jazz among fellow Seacoast residents. She lives in Portsmouth with her husband and teenage daughter, who has inherited her mother's love of jazz.