Life and work
Cate is a tugboat captain who helps operate and pilot the Mucky Mammoth six nights a week. She knows a great deal about mushrooms and their medicinal properties, having become interested after coming across a book on homeopathic medicine in a used bookstore; eventually, she joined the Lexington Mycological Society Lexington and began to study the medicinal uses of fungi. She grows many natural plants on board the tugboat, and also has an affinity for tea.
She is also a doula, assisting women on the surface in childbirth, and helped deliver both of Poppy's nieces.