Katherine Leonard is a member of TOKY’s brand strategy team, working on projects from competitive analysis and stakeholder interviews through brand messaging development. She also works with TOKY’s interactive and print teams on content planning and copywriting. 

She graduated from DePaul University with a degree in advertising and started her career at a Chicago agency working with clients including DELSEY Luggage, Turtle Wax, and Indiana University Health. Katherine’s work has been featured by industry organizations including the American Advertising Federation, the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), and

Favorite place?

Any used bookstore.

Oxford comma: Y/N?

Y, y, and y.

Top 3 authors?

Octavia Butler, Deborah Levy, Bryan Washington. 

All-time favorite hike?

Mt. Tamalpais, outside SF.

Hidden Talent:


First concert?

Age five, Davy Jones of Monkees fame. Mom’s idea.

Favorite cheese?

Smoked gouda.

Perfect Saturday AM:

Coffee, book, gardening.