KC joins WBK from the Colorado State Legislature where she served for over seven years — first as a State Representative and House Majority Leader before rising to Speaker of the House — only the fourth woman in Colorado State history to serve as Speaker of the House and seventh woman overall in the United States.
During her time in the Colorado State Legislature, KC led landmark legislation to reform Colorado’s oil and gas sector, modernized the state broadband office and funding streams, reformed the telecom regulatory structure, and worked on the first-of-its-kind legislation regarding Uber’s ability to operate in the state. One particularly noteworthy accomplishment was KC’s groundbreaking effort mandating Colorado put forward a plan to meet carbon reduction goals and created the first Office of Just Transition in the country. The Office of Just Transition’s purpose is to support coal workers, employers, and communities as they plan future closings of coal plants upon which their communities depend.
Prior to her tenure in the Colorado State House, KC worked as an attorney-advisor in the Solicitor’s Office at the U.S. Department of the Interior where she focused on environmental and tribal matters. She also served on the Boulder City Council during efforts to municipalize Boulder’s electric utility.
KC received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, a Master of Science in real estate development and construction management from the University of Denver Sturm School of Business, and a B.A. in government from The College of William and Mary.
KC is also a member of the International Women’s Forum and serves on the advisory committee for the Getches Wilkson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment.