And we’re off…

And we’re off!

For those of you just tuning in, Advokate owner/operator Kate Austin-Avon is nine months pregnant. The latest development is that he’s breech (stubborn little bugger). So now we’re talking about a scheduled C-section, likely for August 22, which is just exactly two weeks away.

I’ve still got a few bits and pieces left to finish up, but I’ve been wrapping up jobs in anticipation of a maternity leave that will last now through late October/early November. That’s right, folks: I’m starting now. It’s been a busy, ridiculous time standing on my head all day trying to flip this baby. Hard to do two things at once.

In the meantime, we’ve hired temp Hannah Joy (pictured, left) to field things. We’ve got a temporary hold on taking on new business, but Hannah can answer questions and help out existing customers should some crisis arise. And of course, we’ll be back! If you have something you need a little Advokating on and can hold tight, please drop us a line so we can be sure to be in touch once we’re back to full speed this fall.

For now, Hannah’s email address is and her voicemail box can be reached at 518-480-7151. She’ll be checking her messages every weekday morning.

Thank you for bearing with us through this blip in our service. Wish me luck with the parenting gig!

Kate Austin-Avon

Kate E. Austin is known for her creative advocacy. She is a regular speaker on branding and social media with educational institutions and Chambers of Commerce. She owns and operates Advokate, LLC. Currently she serves on the boards of the Glens Falls Business Improvement District, the Jackson Heights Elementary School PTA, Lower Adirondack Pride, and is on the World Awareness Children’s Museum’s Advisory Council. Originally from Killington, Vermont, she studied art at Hartwick College and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Art from Empire State College. She is a mother of three.