Kate Imbach | Amsterdam, THE Netherlands | imbach.kate@gmail.com                                                                                   

EDUCATION

New York University, Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, expected 2019                                                           Paris, France

Suffolk University Sawyer School of Business, Master of Public Administration, 2008                             Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Skidmore College, Bachelor of Arts, Government, 2003                                                                         Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

"The Weeds," Amazon Day One, August 17, 2016

"Write an Essay About Your Favorite Family Member," Passages North, February 1, 2016

"Diamondland," Map Literary, Fall 2015

"Forgetfulness," Out of the Gutter, August 2, 2015

"The Confusion," Word Riot, May 2015

"Edinburgh," Nowhere Magazine, April, 2015

"The Tooth Bird," Axolotl Magazine, El Sexto, 2015

"Wolves and Rabbits," Crack the Spine, Issue 164, 2015

"New Hampshire," Dali's Lovechild, Issue 11, 2015

"A Woman in Tech," Jersey Devil Press, Issue 66, 2015

"Jealousy, Texas," Lowestoft Chronicle, Issue 23, 2015

"How Things Have Been for You," Mulberry Fork Review, Issue 6, January 2017

"The Hole Game," Thin Air Magazine, forthcoming

SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS

Partners, 2015

  • Official Selection - San Francisco International Film Festival 2016
  • Official Selection - Wicked Queer: Boston's LGBT Film Festival 2016  
  • Official Selection - Saratoga Springs International Film Festival 2016
  • Official Selection - Fargo Moorhead LGBT Film Festival 2016
  • Official Selection - OUT Watch: Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival 2016
  • Official Selection - Reel Affirmations: Washington DC's LGBTQ Film Festival 2016
  • Official Selection - North Carolina's Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2016
  • Official Selection - TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival 2016
  • Official Selection - Santa Fe Film Festival 2016

The Last Video Store, 2014

The Mayor of Noe Valley, 2013

The Taxi Composer, 2012  

PHOTO BOOKS

All this happened, more or less., self-published, 2015

Nobody Knows Who You Are, self-published, 2016

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Head of Marketing and Community, Showyou, February 2013 – January 2014                                               San Francisco, California, USA

            Managed marketing and community development for video platform startup.

VP Marketing, 8tracks, August 2010 – March 2012                                                                                          San Francisco, California, USA

Lead mobile strategy, marketing, and business development at an early-stage internet radio startup.

Co-Founder & Organizer, Mobile Monday, January 2008 – September 2010                                            Boston, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California, USA

Organized and promoted popular mobile industry events, using the chapters as platforms to establish deep connections within the mobile industry worldwide.

VP Marketing, Skyhook Wireless, February 2007 – August 2010                                                              Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Strategically marketed rapidly growing mobile location startup via business development campaigns, community events and scientific research.

Project Manager, VeriSign (formerly m-Qube), January 2005 – January 2007                                    Watertown, Massachusetts, USA

Managed the submission process for hundreds of SMS-based campaigns to wireless operators, built a department and designed a new product to improve business processes.

Campaign Director, Mark Falzone Committee, July 2004 – November 2004                                           Saugus, Massachusetts, USA

Managed a competitive Massachusetts State Representative race, ultimately winning every precinct in both primary and general elections.

Government Affairs Associate, Charles Group Consulting, August 2003 – July 2004                              Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Tracked legislation, monitored budgetary accounts, planned events and advocated for non-profit clients in affordable housing, health care, public health and education.

Public Affairs Assistant, Family Planning Advocates, May 2003 - August 2003                                        Albany, New York, USA

Supported the communications strategy for a reproductive health bill in the New York State Legislature, ultimately signed into law in October 2003.

RECENT PRESS

"Wordsmith Interview – Kate Imbach," Crack the Spine, October 9, 2015

Hough, Allan, "What's it Like to Be a 'Woman in Tech?'" Mission Mission, May 8, 2015

Pescovitz, David, "Visiting the World's Largest Gift Shop," Boing Boing, March 19, 2015  

Lynch, E.D.W., "The Bonanza Gift Shop, The 'World's Largest Gift Shop' in Las Vegas," Laughing Squid, March 19, 2015

Lynch, E.D.W., "San Francisco Magazine Shop Owner Sam Salameh, 'The Mayor of Noe Valley,'" January 29, 2013

Lynch, E.D.W., "Brooklyn Video Store Owner Talks About Running a Successful Store in the Netflix Era," January 31, 2014

Wills, Amanda, "15 of Your Favorite Books as Bathing Suits," Mashable, July 31, 2012

Graff, Amy, "Wildly Popular Tumblr Blog Matches Bikinis with Book Covers," San Francisco Chronicle, August 9, 2012

Campbell-Dollaghan, Kelsey, "Horny Nerds, Rejoice! These Bikinis Look Like Book Covers," Fast Company Design, August 3, 2012

"Holiday Chic," The Guardian, July 31, 2012

"Morning Funnies," Paper Magazine, July 31, 2012

Sullivan, Kate, "Tumbr 'Matchbook' Pairs Bathing Suits with Book Covers," New York Daily News Page, July 31, 2012

Bilton, Nick, "Bikinis Meet Their Match," The New York Times, July 30, 2012

"Matchbook.nu Website Matches Bikinis with Book Covers," Huffington Post, July 30, 2012    

Notopoulos, Katie, "How to Match York Bikini to Your Book Cover," BuzzFeed, July 30, 2012

Montgomery, Kevin, "The Life and Times of a Bay Area Music Composer," Uptown Almanac, May 31, 2012

Dalton, Andrew, "The Life of a Classical Composer-Turned-Cabbie," SFist, May 31, 2012

Hough, Allan, "It's Hard Out There for a Composer," Mission Mission, May 30, 2012

Wielebinski, Grace, "Swimsuits Meet Their 'Match' with New Tumblr," Bust

Petersen, Deborah, "In a witty YouTube video, Kate Imbach parodies Silicon Valley-speak," San Jose Mercury News, February 7, 2012

Tsotis, Alexia, "Someone Finally Makes 'Shit Silicon Valley Says,'" TechCrunch, January 25, 2012