Kate Ertmann’s tattoo runs the length of one arm: a series of mathematical equations that represent movement, all led by the word GO. Once a child actor in kid’s television programming and commercials, Kate renounced her Hollywood hopes in favor of a telecommunications degree from Ohio University. Today, Kate leads Portland, Oregon-based Animation Dynamics, an innovative 3D animation company that meets a variety of marketing, advertising, educational and training needs for a myriad of clients. An active member of many industry organizations, Kate co-founded the Portland chapter of Women in Animation, is a board member of the Portland Rotary Club, and serves on the board of Bradley Angle, the oldest domestic violence services organization on the west coast. She also produced the independent feature film Pop. Her favorite food is buttered popcorn.