Owner/Creative Visionary Director
Kat Mahoney is the Owner & Creative Visionary Director of WeDiscoverGeeks and Founder of the PA STEAM Fest. She attended Hawaii Pacific University for Computer Science and has over 25+ years as a STEAM & Video Gamification Life Skills "Edutainer", utilizing today's entertainment and technology; such as cosplay, video games, apps, and social media, to help Educators, Parents, and Students creatively enhance life skills, mental health, and career choices.
Mrs. Mahoney attended Hawaii Pacific University for Computer Science, then moved into video game beta testing and working with game developers on community and social media marketing, as well as testing innovative technology products.
She is the Founder, Creator, and Organizer of the first and largest S.T.E.A.M & Video Game Festival in Pennsylvania called the PA STEAM Fest in partnership with ArtsQuest. The PA STEAM Fest is a new educational concept brought to the valley as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Makers) and Gamification festival mixed with a Steampunk Cultural background. The mix celebrates educational entertainment, creativity, Steampunk culture, and the historical preservation of the SteelStacks.
Mrs. Mahoney is also an avid speaker at several geek conventions about utilizing cosplay, video games, anime, and other geek entertainment to educate in the classroom as well as help with mental health and life skills awareness. Since 2008, she was the previous Founder of a military children’s organization that assisted military families overcoming adversity in mental health, career & life changes, home organization, and children’s clubs and after school programs. Having over 40 years in the military lifestyle, she Founded Kids of Americas Heroes, a non-profit organization for military students that help connect psychologists and school counselors with them while teaching military children how to cope with change that have awarded her Military Spouse of the Year, Volunteer of the Quarter for Air Force Spouse Clubs and nationwide recognition with large scale companies such as Lockheed Martin.
Mrs. Mahoney has written and published over 6 books, including “A Savvy Moms Guide to Parenting Generation Z”.
Aside from her professional life, she loves Coffee, Video Games, Traveling, Gothic & Steampunk Culture, Cosplay, and Star Wars.
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