Kathy has a B.A. in Rhetoric & Communications from SUNY Albany, and had a career in the travel industry prior to working at Writers & Books. She enjoys traveling, bicycling, walking, Jazzercise classes, reading, writing, and cooking. Her favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and she also loves the movie! Her main focus is Gell, and researching ways to develop it into a regional, national, and international destination for engaged artists. She lives near the beach with her husband, African Grey Parrot, and Budgie Parakeet. Her daughter and son-in-law conveniently live just 5 minutes away from them.