Catherine grew up in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, outdoors all the time, climbing trees, skating and riding around her neighborhood, stopping to pet and talk to all the animals encountered. Loving animals and trees, as a little girl she thought the world’s best jobs had to be Tree Hugger or Dog Walker. A Banana Slug at heart, she graduated from UCSC with a BA in Language Studies and Spanish, having been a foreign exchange student in both Costa Rica and Spain. She spent far too many years in the skyscraper urban jungle of Los Angeles working in Management positions for law and public accounting firms. Covid and other major life events triggered a life reassessment, and she and her husband have felt intensely fortunate in their decision to relocate to Los Osos. She wakes up grateful every day for the opportunity to see the ocean and hike with her Huskypoo in the beautiful, open areas of the Central Coast. She is so excited to work with The Land Conservancy and support the organization mission. Travel is her favorite hobby, and she usually has at least one interesting trip in the planning stages. She loves dogs and being outdoors, so you will often find her at the dog beach or on a walk with a pocket full of dog treats.