Systems and Processes Innovator and Designer
Kate Wildrick is powerfully dedicated to finding and fostering spaces where human passion and innovation come together. She masterfully designs systems, processes, and environments to help Fusion Farms thrive in ever evolving times of change. She naturally cultivates and develops resilient organizations to attract and retain passionate supporters and helpful resources using her practical and intuitive nature. She is a whole systems thinker, creator, and builder.
Ms. Wildrick co-founded the Ingenuity Innovation Center, one of Oregon’s first Benefit Companies to develop community-based sustainable solutions that are shared using an open source platform. Wildrick and her partner/husband discovered what it takes to create a “power-with” versus “power-over” ecosystem. They cultivated systems, technologies, and governance to allow the community to thrive. Upon the founding of this center in 2012, she and her team began building aquaponic systems and learned how to refine and scale this growing technique. Their work led them to hosting top global aquaponic experts at conferences at their center and throughout Oregon. Their passion and interest eventually led them to serve as Strategic and Technical Advisors to the Aquaponics Association, as well as to Fusion Farms in Puerto Rico.
Previously, Ms. Wildrick served in the corporate world as a Human Capital and Organizational Development Specialist. She held strategic positions in a variety of small and large company environments, including high tech, business services, food processing, and hospitality in both union and non-union settings.
She is best known in the corporate world for her work in generational values and consulting on holistic strategic workforce planning and talent development methodologies and best practices. Her innovative work led to co-developing a comprehensive model adopted by the State of Delaware and implemented through 20 different state agencies. In addition, she was a frequent keynote and guest speaker at world-class conferences and symposiums on diversity, generational, and workforce issues facing many public, private, and non-profit sectors.