Kateria (Kat) NiambiMiddleton Cooke Farms

    Kateria (Kat) Niambi, renowned internationally as The Hungry Medium; an accomplished Spiritual Activist is a vessel for transformative soul searching and healing enlightenment. By sharing her remarkable gift of hearing Spirit, Kat has played a pivotal role in empowering hundreds of clients (mainly Black women) with the guidance to find clarity, focus, and direction in their day-to-day lives.

    Adding to her multifaceted talents and gifts, Kat boasts over 30 years of corporate marketing expertise. As an innovative thinker and passion-driven professional, her career is marked with countless successes, including, but not limited to, conceptualizing the standard e-marketing strategy for the world’s largest children’s book publisher and distributor, Scholastic Inc., acting as a Consultant, Operations & Programming Manager, and Board of Directors Member for the Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center (DSPAC), a not-for-profit organization funded in large part by multi-media mogul Oprah Winfrey, instrumentally impacting the rebranding of NYC public schools and developing dynamic partnerships with corporations like Twitter and Meta as a School Manager at Change for Kids, a 26-year-old initiative serving thousands of New York City students through critical support and educational experiences.

    Following a triumphant battle with breast cancer, Kat exited the corporate world to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. She has since established several bustling enterprises, including her lifestyle brand, The Hungry Medium, and Middleton-Cooke Farms; a 501(c)(3) charitable not-for-profit organization.

    A born and bred New Yorker with a bloodline enriched with Gullah Geechee birthrights, Kat now resides in Charleston, SC – the native home of her mother and matrilineal ancestors. A passion-driven mission to return to her roots while creating a haven for black women to rest, reinvigorate, and heal, inspired her to found Middleton-Cooke Farms. Named in honor of her mother (Emily Middleton) and father (Bennett Wesley Cooke),  Middleton-Cooke Farms was established in 2023 and envisioned as a holistic model of local food security, sustainability, and commerce. Kat’s unprecedented plans for developing Middleton-Cooke Farms into a retreat space, urban farm cooperative, regenerative farming space, and Gullah Geechee cultural and educational complex will make this haven of heritage the first of its kind in Charleston, SC.

    Through professional affiliations with Lowcountry Local First, Black Charleston Professionals, and the International African American Museum as an Organizational Member, her primary goal is to build enduring relationships with Middleton-Cooke Farms prospective donors, partners and supporters. When she’s not engaging with her growing audience of more than 10K followers on Instagram as a micro-influencer, you can find Kat spending precious time with family on James Island and Mount Pleasant or visiting local eateries and farms.