Kate started her love for El Grupo when her son, Cole Lanning, attended Summer Bike Camp at age 12. It just deepened from there as he rode with Team El Grupo for six years. During that time, Kate was a dedicated volunteer parent on all things El Grupo. Kate Hiller has more than 25 years in the non-profit field in the areas of fundraising, grassroots marketing and organizational development, including working with El Grupo as a fundraising consultant. With a strong dedication to empowering impoverished people, Kate has worked at the Primavera Foundation, Mobile Meals, and the Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse. As a consultant and as senior leader in community-based organizations, she has worked with staff teams and board of directors to strengthen their organizations and missions to increase their impact. Kate is a long-time resident of Tucson, has her BS in Organizational Development from Prescott College, and is married to local architect Bob Lanning. Kate has always been a bike commuter, but caught cycling fever being around El Grupo.