Katherine is the Founder and CEO of High Note Wealth and she personally brings over 25 years of wealth management expertise to the business. She founded the firm with her brother Michael Forrester on the belief that all clients should be treated like family. Katherine was a recipient of the 2016 Top 50 Women in Business Award (Minneapolis Business Journal) and the 2017 and 2011 Top Women in Finance Award (Finance & Commerce magazine). In addition, she has been a regular contributor to FOX9’s morning news show, sharing her expertise on personal finances for families and individuals. Always active in the community, Katherine is a current board member of The Berg Group and the Schneewind Family Foundation and a former board member of the Ridgeview Medical Center Foundation and Northwestern Mutual’s FRA Board. She continues to give back to others through her work with her family foundation, Women’s Violence, The Animal Humane Society, and the University of Minnesota.
Katherine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music therapy from the University of Minnesota and holds the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU*) designations.
Katherine lives in Excelsior with her husband, Randy, and son, Remington, who is a Chinese Immersion student at Minnetonka Middle School West. She has two stepdaughters and sons-in-law who she adores. Kate and Kevin Zydowsky and their son, Mason, live in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Brooke and Tyler McNatt are newlyweds and live in Victoria, Minnesota. A former country music singer and avid musician, Katherine also enjoys traveling, meaningful friendships, and self improvement pursuits. On September 8, 2013, she achieved her lifelong goal of finishing the lronman Triathlon in Madison, Wisconsin, where she swam, biked, and ran 140.6 miles with a finishing time of 14:02:02.