An Alaska Native Tlingit tribal member, Kate Nelson is an award-winning writer and editor based in Minneapolis. She is the editor-in-chief of Artful Living, a top independent boutique lifestyle magazine. A proven leader and visionary in consumer publishing with 15+ years of experience, she is one of few Native American chief magazine editors across the country and one of the youngest female chief editors in the Twin Cities market. She is also a James Beard Foundation Media Award nominee, a Native American Journalists Association member, and an advisor for the magazine Calling All Horse Girls.
In addition to her work at Artful Living, Kate focuses on amplifying the stories of BIPOC change makers and bringing important Native American issues to the forefront. Her writing has appeared in top publications including Esquire, ELLE, Architectural Digest, Teen Vogue, Condé Nast Traveler, Bustle, Saveur, Andscape, Thrillist, Romper, Civil Eats, C&I, and Calling All Horse Girls. She has interviewed such luminaries as Martha Stewart, Padma Lakshmi, Bobbi Brown, Andrew Zimmern, Cheryl Tiegs, Josh Hartnett, singer/actor Ryan Bingham, chef Sean Sherman, Alaska Native artist Nathan Jackson, and more. A lifelong storyteller, she's also an avid equestrian and a pop culture aficionado.
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