Tavernier resident Kate DeLoach has joined the Board of Directors of the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation (FKHDF). The not-for-profit organization formed in 2013 to develop and operate the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center.

DeLoach, a founding member of Flagler’s Folly Society, a young professionals group supporting the Foundation, is a partner with Southern Strategy Group, a government relations firm. Previously she served six years as district and legislative aide to State Representative Holly Raschein. DeLoach grew up in Key Largo and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Flagler College in St. Augustine and her Master of Arts degree in International Relations from The City College of New York. She is a graduate of Leadership Monroe Class XXIV and a commissioner with the Monroe County Historic Preservation Commission. She lives in Tavernier with her husband John, and enjoys reading, fishing, scuba diving, and Florida Keys history.