Katherine Venzke is the founder and proprietor of Helena’s.
A former television and corporate media professional who produced
shows for PBS, The Annenberg Channel, and Animal Planet, Venzke
left the industry to start a family in 2001. Free from the structured
looks of the corporate workplace, Venzke began to build an everyday
wardrobe. “While looking for great chic separates that I
could wear everyday and everywhere, I immediately noticed a lack
of boutiques catering to my demographic,” says Venzke. She
set out to fill that gap in the marketplace and opened Helena’s,
named for her then two-year-old daughter, in 2005.