Kat Massey came to Running River in 2020, enrolling her two older kids into a Waldorf curriculum school for the first time. It was her drive to find a more holistic approach to educating children that brought her family to RRS. She has since become a great advocate for both the school and the educational philosophy as whole. She joined the school board in 2022.Kat and her children moved to Sedona in the summer of 2019 from Chicago. There, they lived the busy city life, the kids in a private Montessori school and Kat in the high-paced world of finance and real estate. It was their desire to live a more connected and slower-paced life that brought them out west. Anchoring in Sedona and finding Running River school has helped do just that.Drawing from the myriad of work experiences, Kat has found that her bachelor's degree in communications, 15 years coaching youth soccer, 10 years in the service industry, trading futures commodities at the Chicago Board of Trade, and investing in residential real estate have all played an integral part in bringing her to her current project. Here in the Verde Valley, she has continued in investing in real estate, purchasing a 131-acre piece of property in Cornville, and is transforming the land into Northern Arizona’s first certified biodynamic farm.