About Cat

“We need more common sense at city hall when it comes to spending our tax dollars. It’s time our ward received greater attention.”

Background

Education:

Graduate of Ohio University 1999 BFA in Modern Dance and Choreography

Class representative to the School of Dance

School of Dance Audition Committee

Member of Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity

Fundraising Chair

Member Order of Omega (all Greek Honorary)

Vice President, worked to bring organization back to full operating capacity at Ohio U leading the membership drive.

Employment:

Preschool Teacher at the Goddard School in Cincinnati, Ohio

Full time faculty member at Canton (OH) Country Day School (PK – 8) teaching creative movement, drama and choreography as well as a Kindergarten enrichment teacher. 

Freelance dancer, dance teacher and choreographer (OH & CA)

Highlight:

Project Yitzhak – Dance project bringing US and Israeli dancers together to choreograph and perform a full length work based on Yitzhak Rabin’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. Premiered in Israel in June of 2005. Part of an international arts festival bringing US and Western Galilee artists of various genres together to create and perform works related to Yitzhak.

Retail Manager for Bath & Body Works and New York & Company. (CA)

Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Sales for Horizon Lines (Ocean Container Shipping Company, West Coast Office)

Additional responsibilities: Helped to develop, user test and manage sales systems including Horizon Business Intelligence, Salesforce.com and the sales assignment and customer relationship applications.

Arthritis Foundation – Walk to Cure Arthritis Director of Special Events, Chicago, IL area.

*Independent Distributor for Young Living Essential Oils – Executive Leader

Volunteer Highlights:

Alpha Omicron Pi:

Held the alumnae advisory positions of Recruitment, Financial and Alumnae Relations* working directly with collegiate chapters.

Network Specialist of Recruitment – International Volunteer Appointments to work with collegiate chapters and alumnae advisers. 

Network 3 – worked with chapters in MI, IL, IN in the areas of Recruitment & Retention, New Member Education, Panhellenic & Communications

Network 8 – worked with chapters in CA, WA, CO, MT and the chapters in British Columbia and Calgary, Canada in the areas of Recruitment & Retention, New Member Education, Panhellenic & Communications

Belonged to alumnae chapters in Southern California, Chicago and St. Louis*.

Held the officers of VP Membership, VP Programing, President, Alumnae Panhellenic Representative.

Belonged to Southern Orange County & Newport Harbor Alumnae Panhellenics. Belonged to Southern California Council of Alumnae Panhellenics, Served as Secretary for one year. 

Awards & Recognition:

Rose Award Recipient. These annual awards recognize alumnae who serve AOII solely because of their devotion to the Fraternity, its members, and its ideals. The Rose Awards is AOII’s “Thank You” to loyal alumnae for their lifetime commitment and dedication.

For the Southern Orange County Alumnae Chapter I have been honored to be recognized with individual chapter awards.

Huntington Beach High School PTSA 

Vice President of Membership

Scholarship Review Committee Chairwoman

PTA recognition award for my service.

Arthritis Foundation – volunteered in various capacities for more than 20 years. Including Committee member for the Orange County Walk to Cure Arthritis, the largest AF walk event in the country.

Historic Frenchtown Association

Bylaws Review Committee Chairwoman

Events Committee Chairwoman

Lead for the 2019 Mardi Gras Event

Assisted with Membership Initiatives.

*Member of St. Peter’s Church Choir.

*MO State Advocate for Headache On The Hill 2020.

*Current Activities