A 1979 graduate, Kathy accidently ended up in Dick Maroney's woodshop class . . . the only girl in the room. Mr. Maroney convinced her to stay and the rest is history. This is where Kathy discovered her passion for building things.
She worked with Mr. Maroney for two years, was the winner of the HoHo Contest (sponsored by the Kiwanis Club) in the large furniture category her senior year and became a union carpenter in 1983 following two years at Spokane Community College.
Kathy started with Garco Construction in 1983. She soon became a job foreman and, in 1997, was promoted to the position of on-site superintendent where she has, to date, overseen more than 25 jobs. The very first was the construction of a new fire station at Fairchild Air Force Base.
Kathy and her siblings, all Mead High graduates, grew up in the Fairwood neighborhood where her parents still live today.