Cate started at Geffen Mesher as an intern in 2014, and returned full-time after graduating from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business with a degree in Accountancy. She was promoted to Assurance Manager in the summer of 2020, and currently provides assurance, accounting, and advisory services to clients primarily in the manufacturing, hospitality, and professional services industries.

Her experience includes internal control assessment, risk management, inventory valuation, warranty reserve analysis, and financial statement disclosures. Cate leads and supervises client service teams in audit fieldwork for several of the firm’s largest manufacturing clients.

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants


University of Notre Dame, Accountancy, 2015