Kathleen grew up in Texas and then relocated to Nevada where she earned a degree from UNLV in business with a concentration in finance. She has over thirty years-experience in a wide range of management positions in the hospitality, gaming, and real estate industries. After returning to Texas, she settled near White Rock Lake and began spending time there. Being very passionate about protecting the fragile nature of the environment made her want to actively participate in the foundation to help preserve the lake for families and visitors to enjoy. She is a commercial appraiser and real estate broker and tries to spend as much time as possible outdoors.