Kate Menz

About Kate Menz


Talent Development Coordinator


As a former US Army Linguist who married into the world of Animation, I often equated the feeling of the “Army Family” to the feeling of the “Animation Family.” Almost everyone is a transplant and no matter where you go you know someone from your animation past, so people band together to create a special support network. It really is a small world. After a 17-year hiatus from my professional career to raise 7 kids (4 boys, 3 girls), I was excited to join WIA as their Talent Development Coordinator in order to make space in the industry and expand our animation family to include members of underrepresented communities. Every day, I get to work with recruiters and mentors that inspire me and make me feel grateful to be a “part of this world.”

Outside of WIA, I am an expert taxi driver, Korean speaker, PTA member, ASL learner and have a pack of 3 pups that keep me exponentially busy and happy!


The free chips and salsa at any Mexican restaurant (or Korean BBQ)

Spending time with my friends


Animated Film, Short, or Series:
Just a Thought (short)

Anywhere that I don’t have to cook dinner