Kathy grew up in Lusk, Wyoming. She has taught physical education at Lusk Elementary and Middle School for 27 years. She has also been a coach for 18 of those years. Kathy received a BS in physical education from Black Hills State College and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Grand Canyon University. Her and her husband, Clayton, have two children: Whittney (22) and Michael (18). Kathy has served on various committees at church and as an officer of the Niobrara County Club-Ladies. Kathy enjoys all sports, but as a family they like to golf. She also likes to read, garden and play cards.