Born in Chicago, Katherine spent her childhood years in Toronto, Canada and Mexico City, hence her fluency in Spanish. She has also resided in Cincinnati, Boulder, Winston-Salem and Tucson. She graduated from the University of Colorado with honors in 1977, receiving a BA in Communication with a minor in Conflict Resolution. Married to photographer Joseph Blagden in 1979, she came to Santa Fe in 1983. Here they have raised three children, Jackson, Bonar and Wyndham, and Katherine has found great satisfaction being extremely involved as an educational activist and fundraiser for both public and private schools.
As president of parent groups for three different schools over the past 16 years, and the chair of eight auctions, Katherine has well honed her organizational, multitasking and negotiating people skills, helping her to achieve much success in the raising of over $300,000 in contributions for the benefit of Santa Fe school children. She currently serves on the Buckarro Ball Committee, which grants funds to at-risk Santa Fe County children. The vision and leadership she provides translates well into the multidimensional world of real estate. Combining her multicultural background, many close personal contacts and organizational skills, Katherine looks forward to providing her clients with a very special service, insight and perspective.
Katherine loves living here because she feels it is the closest one can get to living abroad within the confines of the country. The extent and quality of choices for a small town include fine arts, performing arts, museums, archeological sites and great shopping. Being an avid hiker, New Mexico is a hiker's haven, with thousands of beautiful trails. The vastness of the vistas and the brilliant quality of light and air unite to make life in this city different and spectacularly unequalled.