Kat Primeau is an artist and certified grief educator, death doula, and end-of-life specialist. She grew up volunteering in nursing homes with her Grandma Jackie, and some of her favorite memories from her early days in Los Angeles include teaching, performing, and hosting tea parties at elder care facilities.
Kat came to know long-distance caregiving and anticipatory grief when her dad was diagnosed with early onset dementia in 2015. After sitting bedside at his death in 2017 and experiencing a series of impactful losses during the Covid-19 pandemic, she could no longer avoid the calling, and entered into End-of-Life service. She aspires to honor her ancestors by sparking conversation and creativity around grief, death, and dying as the “Good Grief Doula."
Kat is a Certified Grief Educator who was trained by David Kessler, and a NEDA (National End-of-life Doula Alliance) proficient Death Doula who trained with Alua Arthur of "Going With Grace." She is also a credentialed Minister and a volunteer with Skirball Hospice, The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, and Laughter for a Change.
She can often be found co-writing, choreographing, and costuming musicals with the musical comedy collective, Robot Teammate, and/or performing live music with her life partner, Chris, and their oversized dream pop band, Sumeau.