Kathy was raised in Delaware and continued to live there until 1999, when her husband, John, was transferred to Greenville, SC. Her interest in jewelry making began when she took her first seed beading class at Tryon Art Center in 2000. In 2002, she took her first wire wrapping class at William Holland. She returned to William Holland for two more classes the following year. That same year, she started teaching wire wrapping. In 2009, John and Kathy finally moved to Hiawassee, GA to be closer to William Holland. As of 2010, Kathy has retired from teaching wire wrapping and is now teaching chain and seed beading. Kathy was the 2009 director for the SFMS Workshop held at William Holland. She was also Director for the Wildacres Workshop in 2007 and 2008. In 2011/2012 Kathy was the Education Chairman and Bulletin Chairman for the SFMS. She also teaches at the Senior Center in Hiawassee, GA. Kathy is constantly taking classes in order to learn new techniques, improve her skills and add to her teaching abilities.