About Kate

Services for Real Estate Pros


Hello everyone.  I joined the Active Rain team in July of this year. I am so excited to be part of this extraordinary community. It is heart warming to see how people in Active Rain, care, connect and communicate. 

My background is in business to business sales. I have worked in commercial credit, software as a solution in the information industry, education and now Active Rain.  I was born, raised and schooled in England.  I moved to the States 16 years ago. 

I have lived on the east coast in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the west coast in Arizona, Oregon, California and most recently Seattle, Washington.  I live in Queen Anne is Seattle, it is a neat little urban village which retains its  own character despite being part of urban Seattle. 

My passion outside of my work, my children and my dogs is crossfit.  If anyone is interested visit: for more information about the fitness community

What folks don't know about me is i have a ridiculously sweet tooth and have been known to seriously over indulge in chocolate and sweet things (hence the need for the aggressive crossfit workout). Observe, the chocolate sunday that took up an entire dinner plate, that i demolished all on my own!

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Well welcome...pardon me for asking, but what do you do at AR? Did I miss that post?

Jul 06, 2011 10:25 AM
Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

Welcome to Activerain Kate!  I hope you find the members and staff as wonderful as I do!  I am in the process of quitting smoking right now (36 hours, so far) and I could really, really go for That Chocolate Sundae about now....  I will also go check out Crossfit!

Can't wait to learn more about you, It's a pleasure to meet you!

Jul 06, 2011 10:27 AM
Kate Yackley
Seattle, WA

Hello Karen

I joined the team as Vice President of Sales,and I am delighted to be here!

Warm Regards


Jul 06, 2011 10:28 AM
Abe Schmidt
Seattle, WA
Real Estate Social Media Trainer

Great, now I'm hungry for ice-cream!

Jul 06, 2011 12:02 PM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Kate, Thanks for sharing & Congratulations on your 1stpost. Welcome to activerain, members at AR are very friendly and helpful; I learned alot about blogging and SEO from Bob Stewart (staff). I wish you good luck.

Jul 06, 2011 01:56 PM
Linda K. Mayer
License # 01767321 - La Verne, CA

A girl after my own heart... look at that dessert - and the dog - and the kids!  Welcome!!

Jul 11, 2011 01:14 PM
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Hello Kate ~ Welcome to ActiveRain as VP of Sales ~ England must be a beautiful area to grow up ~ Bouncing around the States and finally settling in the state of Washington ~ Interesting, post pictures of your children and your dogs ~ We love sharing about our family!! Best of Luck with your new adventures with ActiveRain ~

Jul 11, 2011 01:42 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening to you Kate

Congrats on becoming the VP of Sales and leading up members services there at AR HQ!!! Plus a mighty big Welcome to the AR family!!!

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Jul 11, 2011 02:21 PM
San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale - San Antonio, TX
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hill Country

Welcome to AR.. Kate ..........  !!!

Jul 11, 2011 04:16 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Kate - Welcome to Active Rain. You will be big asset to AR community.

Jul 11, 2011 05:01 PM
Toronto, ON

Hi Kate - Welcome to ActiveRain.  It is a great community here.

Jul 11, 2011 06:39 PM
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates - Roanoke, TX
Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods

HI Kate, welcome to the Active Rain family, and truly, that is what it feels like, unlike any social network community out there.  Been to Seattle several times and  Queen Anne is a quaint little retreat right there in Seattle.  Glad your enjoying it.

Jul 12, 2011 06:34 PM
Joe Sosky
KW Commercial - Vancouver, WA
Commercial Real Estate Broker - (360) 816-9652

Welcome Kate to ActiveRain.  My wife grew up on Queen Anne and attended QA High School.  The school  closed in 1981 and was converted into residential apartments in 1986.  I'm sure you've already been to Pikes Place Market?

Jul 23, 2011 03:56 PM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Dogs, kids, ice cream, you will fit right in, Kate! Welcome to such an exciting place! We all love Active Rain!


Aug 20, 2011 05:09 PM