Introducing a CDA Idaho Clothing Company veteran: Kate.
Q: You've been involved in CDA Idaho Clothing since almost the beginning, right? How long is that?
Kate: I did a couple of the street fairs and pop-up events each summer since 2016, and I started working at the store in November 2017, right after they opened it.
Q: What is the biggest/coolest change you've seen in the company over that time?
Kate: Seeing more and more people wearing shirts and seeing stickers on cars. I remember back in the day (2016) when I first saw a CDA sticker on a car at the grocery store and I had to send Nichelle a picture because I was so excited for them. Now I see at least one a day. Seeing the business grow so fast is pretty cool.
Q: Favorite time of year in North Idaho?
Kate: Fall for sure! I love the orange and yellow colors, the smell of the air, and when eggnog finally comes back.
Q: What are some of your favorite things to do in Cd'A?
Kate: In the winter you'll find me up on the mountain, snowboarding. I also love going on drives around the lake and exploring no matter what time of year it is.
Q: Favorite outdoorsy activity to do in our area?
Kate: In the summer I practically live outside. I enjoy backpacking, camping, swimming and hiking so far up in the mountains that there is no one else around.
Q: Fave local coffee shop?
Kate: Man. I am definitely a coffee snob. We have too many good restaurants and coffee shops, but if I were to pick one: Coeur d'Alene Coffee Co. has to be my favorite coffee shop. Everyone is so friendly there and I love the aesthetic.
Q: Somewhere you love to spend time most in Cd'A?
Kate: I could spend a full day chilling in a hammock on Tubbs. I would say, at the moment, that’s my favorite hangout spot.
Q: Do you have some favorite aspects of Cd'A in general?
Kate: The thing I love about Cd’A is that we have everything outdoors here! So many lakes to explore - we have mountains and rivers and so much wildlife!! I am so blessed to live here. Another thing I have to say is that we have the most beautiful seasons. Spring is full of colors and flowers, summer is AMAZING (but short lived), fall makes me slow down a little and appreciate the things around me and it’s so so beautiful, and winter is insane. I love all the seasons here!
Q: Favorite part about working for CDA?
Kate: One of my favorite aspects about working here is meeting people from all over the country. I never realized how far people come just to visit here. Considering how beautiful it is, I am not surprised.
Q: Favorite CDA products:
- Idaho Scenery sticker
- I am a fan of all the hoodies; they are the softest things ever
Kate is a bomb CDA Team member, and we are so blessed and thankful to have Idaho-lovin' people like her representing our local vibes through the years. If you need recommendations for your next outdoor adventure, make sure to stop by the shop and ask Kate!