Kate Ruda is an LA-based marketer with a strong passion for creating community around wellness. She is currently a Brand Marketing Manager at Nike in Los Angeles. In her spare time, you can find Kate building community through Brunch x Burn, a non-profit events organization she founded that contributes 100% of all event proceeds to local charities around LA. She leads a dedicated team that puts these events on in partnership with fitness studios/trainers (for the ‘burn’) and local restaurants (for the ‘brunch’), bringing together like-minded fitness enthusiasts to "sweat for a cause.” Her mission is to create accessible fun ways for others to learn about and give back to meaningful causes. To do something good for you, while doing something good for the community. Last year, she partnered with Betina and Venice restaurant The Waterfront Cafe for a beach workout, raising money and awareness for Dance with Mweyne.