Cathy is a native of Maryville, TN. Prior to her move to Middle Tennessee in 2011, Cathy served for six years as Executive Director of Leadership Blount County with a focus on educating local leaders on issues affecting Blount County and the region including education, sustained growth, health care and environmental issues.
Cathy has twenty years experience with the outdoor, leadership training and development company Mountain Challenge at Maryville College developing course outcomes and facilitating groups in ropes course and indoor, leadership exercises and served as Assistant Dean of Students at Maryville College in the 1990s.
Cathy holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in American Studies and a Masters in Science in Higher Education both from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Cathy has spent many years serving as a volunteer and in leadership capacities for organizations such as the Tennessee Association of Community Leadership, East Tennessee Regional Leadership, American Cancer Society, Family Promise of Blount County, Junior Service League of Blount County and most recently with the newly-formed Williamson County Education Foundation, the Oasis Center of Nashville and the Tennessee Residence Foundation.