Cathy grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis, started college to become a nurse but that was put on hold when she married her high school sweetheart before he shipped out to Vietnam. She started working full-time in the cosmetic industry for Revlon while her husband was gone and continued working till they decided to start their family. Cathy always had in the back of her mind that she wanted to go back to college so she worked many part-time jobs to save up while raising her family. Seventeen years later she was able to obtain her BA degree and entered into the pharmaceutical industry as a Territory Sales Representative and later promoted to a Hospital Account Manager. Cathy received her Masters degree in Regulatory Affairs and Services for Medical Device Technology in 2007 and continued working until November, 2009. Retirement brought her to visit Naples in 2010 and eventually she became a resident of FL. Keeping her home in Minnesota gave her the ability to be close to family during the summers-the best of both places! Cathy wanted to do something more in Naples but didn’t know what. A good friend kept telling her to join a woman’s club to meet some wonderful new friends and volunteer in the community. Cathy joined NWC in 2017 and after one meeting, became the Chair of the Civic Engagement and Outreach committee. To be with so many talented ladies who come together to help those in need in Collier County is a blessing to her! Cathy enjoys golfing, dancing, Zumba, the ocean, traveling, cooking, farmers markets, family times and socializing with friends. She has two grown children, 4 grandsons, and one great granddaughter who all live in Minnesota.