Kate and I back each other up and I'll tell you, I know a lot of great midwives but there is nobody I would trust more with my clients than Kate. We have been at many births together and she has saved my bacon more than once.
That said, if you get a bad vibe from her or feel like the match isn't right, then she isn't the right midwife for you. Everyone has different values and wants -- for some people communication skills are really important, for others technical skills, for others personality or philosophy. There are a lot of midwives who serve the area that Kate serves, you just might have to drive further for prenatals for some choices than for others.
The GBC midwives are pretty fantastic too. Haven't worked with them directly, but they are close members of my community and some of my clients have used them for other births.
Stacia -- intrepid mama, midwife, and doula. Changing the world one 'zine at a time.