Kate Becker is the Director of the Seattle Office of Film + Music. Building sustainable creative communities has been at the core of Kate’s career. Kate currently spends her days (and nights!) working to build Seattle’s creative economy, keenly focused on the film, music and nightlife industries. Prior to joining the City of Seattle Office of Film + Music in 2014, Becker served in leadership roles at Seattle Theatre Group, Art Share LA in Los Angeles, and The New Art Center in Boston, MA. She co-founded legendary Northwest all-ages venues The Vera Project and the Old Fire House, both being talent pipelines for the music industry. Kate has produced more than 1,000 all ages shows, and numerous large-scale events and fundraisers. She also founded the Old Fire House Media Lab, ensuring that emerging filmmakers and musicians have access to studio space. She loves startup culture and founded two businesses and two nonprofits. Kate was a charter member of the Seattle Music Commission and serves on many nonprofit boards. She holds a Bachelor’s’ Degree in Liberal Arts, with a major in Film Production from Hampshire College.