Kate Wood is a licensed salesperson with Patricia A. Hinkein Realty, specializing in historic and fixer-upper properties. She is also the founder and principal of At Home in the Hudson Valley LLC, with a mission to preserve local properties of character, support excellent home stewardship, and make homes available for short-term rentals. Kate holds Master’s degrees in Historic Preservation and Urban Planning from Columbia University. She is the co-author of "Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York" (Monacelli Press, 2015) and served more than 15 years as CEO of LANDMARK WEST!, the non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to preserving Manhattan’s Upper West Side (home to more than 3,500 landmark buildings). Kate and her family began rehabilitating Hudson Valley properties in 2007 and loves nothing better than "messing about" with old houses.