Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23: Kate Stoltzfus, Yinzpiration

photo by Mandy Jay Photography

Chances are, if you are from Pittsburgh and you are connected to the social media world, you have heard of Kate Stolzfus and Yinzpiration. I first met Kate a few months ago at a Propelle networking event, where we had a brief opportunity to talk about business and general Pittsburgh awesome-ness. I would go as far as to say that Kate is officially "Pittsburgh Famous"; to be written about by her is to truly achieve Steeltown greatness.

Kate Stoltzfus, Photo by Mandy Jay Photography

Inspired by the positive energy of the Steel City and a presentation by Nicole Crimaldi, Kate has set a goal to interview 100 Pittsburghers. Ms. Crimaldi challenged her class at PodCamp Pittsburgh 5 to have coffee with someone new every week. So, Kate decided to start an interview blog, and was born (thanks to the help of Nik, her web developer husband). Make sure you return to Yinzpiration to read what she has learned over the next 100 cups of coffee... or tea, her drink of choice.

Kate grew up in Goshen, IN, a town of 30,000 people. After graduating with an art major and business minor from Goshen College, she joined her then-boyfriend Nik in Pittsburgh and began her new life as a volunteer with PULSE: Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience. It didn’t take long for Kate to fall in love with the city and the people who live here—so she decided to stay.

In addition to managing all things social at Plumb Media, Kate is co-pilot at Propelle, and a business coach. Where will you find Kate in Pittsburgh? Walking in Highland Park, shopping at Ambiance Boutique(s) and noshing at her favorite restaurant, People’s.

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