raised two beautiful, competent children, is passionate about her
family and friends, personal growth, exercise and nature. Most of
all, she is passionately involved in bringing ideas into action
and community building.
Kathy learned more from raising her two very interesting and challenging
children than she could learn in any PhD or MD program. From her
exceptionally "spirited" daughter (in every sense of the
word) she now has a beautiful, feisty, strong young adult daughter
who is carving her niche with strength of conviction. From her defiant,
"let's do it VERY differently" teenage son she now has
a incredible young adult son who is balanced, very socially skilled
and deliberate about investment of his future. A priority in her
life has always been her relationship with her husband Chip. They
partnered closely together on the parenting path and are fully embracing
their life now as "empty nesters."
ongoing quest for personal growth took her into voluntary simplicity
movement and to Wings Seminars for Innovative Learning and Personal
Growth. She has been greatly influenced by Vicki Robin, author of
Your Money or Your Life, Mary Pipher, author of Reviving
Ophelia, William Pollack, author of Real Boys,
Jane Nelson author of Positive Discipline, Sue Wellman
founder of the Ophelia Project, Kris King of Wings Seminars in Eugene
and Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication,
the Language of Love.
Kathy is passionate about physical activity and being in nature
at least one hour a day. She has done sports and outdoor activities
her whole life from "all" sports when she was a child,
to swimming, skiing, track, basketball and tennis competition as
a student to running, hiking, skiing, backpacking and bike riding
as an adult.
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