Cathy has been with the University of Alaska Fairbanks since January 2005 and the Development Office since 2011. In her current role, she performs administrative support for the Central Development employees who manage UAF’s fundraising program that raises philanthropic support from private foundations, corporations and individual donors. Cathy’s previous positions as a fiscal technician at Facilities Services and as a grant technician at the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences prepared her to serve the department’s mission well in managing the administrative, financial, travel, personnel and payroll functions.
Cathy graduated from Alaska Pacific University’s Travel Management Certificate program in 1981. She earned her Certified Travel Counselor certification from the Travel Institute in 1991. She worked in the travel field for over 24 years in the Netherlands, New York, New Mexico and Alaska as a travel agent, office manager and culminating in being promoted to customer service area manager of six offices spread throughout Alaska. Due to changes in the travel industry, Cathy chose to leave that profession and bring her considerable experience to UAF’s professional team.
During her personal time, Cathy is an accomplished glass artist who donates the majority of her art to various private fundraising organizations throughout the Tanana Valley. Cathy and her husband Bob have resided in Fairbanks for over 27 years. Her son, John, and daughter-in-law, Jacquie, live in Fairbanks. Her daughter, Danita, is married to Troy who is currently assigned with the Air Force in North Dakota with her two greatest joys, her grandsons, Christian and Dustin.