Cathy grew up on a farm/ranch in Southwest ND where she learned the values of working hard, resilience, playing hard and survival. She attended college at North Dakota State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation with minors in Health Education and Counseling. Cathy has spent her career working with the physically and mentally challenged, youth in 4-H, addicted adults and youth, the mentally ill, youth in the juvenile justice system, Soldiers and those battling cancer. Her strengths include program development, team building, crisis management, event planning and meeting people where they are. She believes educating, mentoring and helping others are why she was put on this earth. Cathy is currently a Case Manager in the Opioid Treatment Program and the Project Manager for an overdose grant at Heartview Foundation. In her current job she provides education, resources and support for those suffering from addiction.