Kate has forged a multifaceted career as a business woman, model and teen mentor. Born in iconic Manly and raised in the laid back lifestyle of Darwin with her twin brother, Kate is the quintessential Aussie – with a southern girl’s love of the ocean and a Territory girl’s hunger for the great outdoors.
A creative soul at heart, Kate established her design consultancy business and took her talents to Washington DC and London on completion of her Trade and Bachelor Degree. Her branding achievements abroad include project collaborations with Ted Baker, Wayne Rooney, Electronic Arts and Nike; with tech startups, health & beauty, military and not-for-profit projects making her portfolio complete on home soil.
Better known for her signature smile in Australia’s creative industry, Kate’s career path expanded to modeling in 2009; combining both her love of fashion whilst proudly promoting cancer awareness & animal welfare charities. Kate’s client portfolio includes BrasNThings, David Jones,Rebel Sport, Ben Sherman, Underwear of Sweden, Zoggs and St Frock; with covers & lifestyle features in Vogue Australia, Girlfriend Magazine, Cosmopolitan Brides, Oxygen Magazine, NZ Woman’s Weekly, WHITE and NAFA Magazine to name a few.
Kate represented on the world stage in 2014 as “Mrs Australia”, a platform designed to empower married women around the globe. Resonating with her audience for being an authentic and strong women’s advocate in tackling self esteem and body confidence issues amongst today’s youth, Kate made history as the first Australian to place in the Top 5 on the Mrs International world stage in Florida, USA. She has gone on to mentor and inspire other young women entering the model and pageant industry; paying homage to her once insecure teen self and helping others find their “why.”’
Outside of her comfort zone is where the magic happens and Kate is in her element trying something different. She is well travelled & has touched down in more than 30 countries for both work and pleasure. Her greatest travel adventures are those off the beaten track; home-staying on Lake Titicaca and trekking the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru; scuba diving in Rachai Yai from a makeshift live-a-board in Thailand; stand up paddle boarding in Bora Bora; indulging in the culture and cuisine in the backstreets of Paris and Rome; and ‘getting lost’ in Turkey.
Described by her peers for being down-to-earth, elegant and professional; Kate is highly motivated and always brings a natural sense of style & sophistication to every assignment. Whilst Kate has always enjoyed the glitz and glamour associated with the fashion industry, she identifies highlights in her life far from the makeup chair. Learning to fly at 18 through the Australian Air Force Cadets and gaining her shooting, truck and scuba diving license are up there on the list of hobbies when she kicks off her heels. Following her elopement in November 2017 to fintech entrepreneur Lachlan Heussler, Kate and her husband welcomed their daughter, Penelope, earth-side in November 2018.
Based in Sydney with her young family (including petit four-legged fur child, Maya), Kate combines her distinguished business and model careers around her health and mindfulness routine, sharing her “to and from” minimalist, elegant & intelligent lifestyle hacks with the aim of bringing more joy and less stress to those who follow her “keeping it real” adventures on social media.
I religiously follow the healthy mind + healthy body philosophy. You keep fit & fabulous, and you feel incredible inspiring others to lead their own happy & healthy lifestyle!