about Kathryn Gardow

Kathryn Gardow is founder and Principal of Gardow Consulting, LLC. Kathryn approaches her project work with whole systems, dynamic thinking rather than from a siloed point of view. When working with clients, she draws from nearly 40 years of professional experience integrating the natural and human worlds. Connecting what may appear to be disparate information, people, or resources, she knits together project solutions that best address and forwards initiatives.

Kathryn has business expertise in entrepreneurship, non-profit management, and land use and civil engineering. She is a sought-after presenter on whole systems thinking in innovative land use initiatives and entrepreneurship.

Kathryn is co-founder of MetroAG Strategies, a business that connects food and farming with community. MetroAG Strategies’ work is rooted deeply with expertise in land use, community design, urban development, real estate, public works and farmland preservation.


Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

from the Foster School at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)

from Union College, Schenectady, NY


Registered Professional Civil Engineer



Washington State's Recreation Conservation Funding Board

Citizen Member


Next Wave Impact Fund

Limited Partner


Urban Land Institute--Northwest District Council's Center for Leadership



Urban Land Institute's Health Leaders Network

Graduate and Member



Mentor and Investor


Burke Gilman Public Development Authority