Founder- Angels Cove Retreat, LLC and Bariatric Angels, LLC Kate began her career 22 years ago, starting as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1984, but found that she wanted to pursue a more specialized field and quickly found her passion in psychiatric nursing. Her focus is addictive illnesses; covering all age groups. To further her knowledge in this specialization, she returned to school to receive her A.A.S. and become a Registered Nurse, from Raritan Valley College in 1986. She attended the prestigious Rutgers Summer School of Alcohol Studies. In March 2003 Kate under went Gastric Bypass Surgery, loosing 187 pounds. "Bariatric Angels was a dream I wanted to share with other recovering Bariatrics." Kate started to build Bariatric Angels in 2004. Her dream became a reality; a peer support group specific to the needs of the issues of Bariatrics, both pre and post surgery. A place to share experiences, strength and hope with one another, while sharing knowledge and support. Kate's present dream is ANGELS COVE RETREAT, a place for Bariatric to get personalized help. The Angels Cove Retreat, LLC; is a program for those needing a more personalized experience to help them to find a Path of recover. Kate's philosophy is simple, "The surgery is an excellent tool in recovery. Stabilization and continued recovery is a direct outcome of interrupting the 'Success Failure Syndrome' that all Morbidly Obese people face." Individuals develop perspective and get the answers necessary to succeed through Kate's introspective techniques. Angels Cove Retreat, LLC gives the individual an opportunity to fill their 'personal tool bag' with additional special tools for times when you need a 'little extra help' to keep the focus on loosing weight or staying stabilized. Follow-up through Bariatric Angels Meetings, help people to continue to succeed! The Path which Kate wrote, with assistance from Lauren D., is a "how to" book for the "disease between the ears." Just like the surgery, which is tool in the battle for recovery in the disease against Morbid Obesity so is The Path. The book is a look at the 'wiring of your thoughts and excuses that lead you back into food and the reasons to eat. Panaceas do not exist in weight loss but, weight loss surgery and The Path together they are a great start! Kate was nominated, and won Magic 98.3 "Women Who Make Magic, 2005." Kate's dedication, diligence and perseverance has always worked helping others overcome their issues with addictions and will continue to do so in the future and throughout her personal life.