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hi there

I’m Kaitlin. I like connecting people to the ideas that matter in their life. Last summer I decided it was time to take some risks and try new things, and moved from Washington, D.C. to Portland, Oregon. 

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I am amazed by what human ingenuity does with the simplest communication & technology. 
We can always find new ways to solve problems, to create feelings, to inspire changes.

Wonder

One of my earliest memories is stretching onto my tiptoes, peering up at a mysterious, crinkling bag. Thank goodness I learned to read because it said, “Cheetos.”

Purpose

Success doesn't happen in a vacuum. I shape my work and my life with intent. I find joy and meaning by making space for community, creativity, practice, and growth. 

Grit

Like any native Idahoan who grew up on John Wayne movies and bottle feeding calves, I don't know when to quit. But I do know when to rally my posse and when to put my spurs on.

 
 
 

Don't let amazing ideas get lost on their way to creating change.

Kaitlin Carpenter

 
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what shapes me

People who are passionate about what they do, loving communities of all shapes and sizes & exploring new places/tastes/ideas—anything that challenges me and fills me with joy. Baking macarons that are almost the right shape. Mastering a new pose in my yoga practice. Sharing an idea with a quick ugly sketch. Sipping afternoon coffees with friends old and new. Reading a story so good I lose track of the time. Picking the perfect group Halloween costume. Traveling somewhere I've never been. Pretending a donut counts as lunch. Oversharing pictures of my cat Dobby. Putting words on paper. Telling a dad joke and hearing a collective groan. Bringing enormous Post-it notes to meetings to change our group perspective. Throwing a snowball at least once a year. Swapping book recommendations. Eating a baguette and stinky cheese for dinner.