An alumnus of the 108th graduating class at an East Tennessee boarding school, Cath attended Belmont University on a Presidential Scholarship. After a brief stint in retail, she spent over a decade working in the non-profit world. Her experiences as a special needs transracial adoptive parent, certified respite care provider, licensed child care director, and case manager of children with Severe Emotional Disturbance, as well as time spent working for a mental health clinic, and as a director of youth ministries, give her a unique perspective on the complexity of family life today. She also writes about topics as banal and diverse as travel, being the spouse of a person on the autism spectrum, living with Lupus, being a plus-size personality, the struggles of the financially strapped, religious faith, shame, forgiveness, friendship, genealogy, and grief. Having resided in Greater Knoxville, Asheville, and Austin, and having traveled from New York City to Vienna, she settled down in Middle Tennessee with husband, Jason, in 1995. They have 3 grown children, and 2 grandchildren, from the trio of siblings that joined their family in 2001. Semi-retired due to chronic illness, Cath still utilizes skills in graphic design, layout, P.R., marketing, networking, group administration, event planning, and more, whenever she can. She also conducts genealogical research and enjoys digital sleuthing, as well. It's her desire to use these skills in whatever enterprise presents itself, and to contribute any gifts she may have to the world, while she's in it.
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