Cathy specializes in academic writing and researching, writing curriculum, education related blogs, and professional development material. Cathy also has experience writing and blogging about pop culture, gaming, the equine industry, and animal issues in general.
Cathy's interests include gaming and gaming media, and outdoor pursuits such as horseback riding. Cathy is a certified Equine Massage Therapist, as well as an advocate of that practice. Cathy is also passionate about animal rescue groups, such as Safe Place (a non-profit rescue dedicated to finding homes for the pets of terminally ill owners.)
Cathy has a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, with an emphasis on historic rescue archaeology. Cathy participated in a month-long field excavation in the Southeastern Colorado, for the State of Colorado, in order to determine historic land and water use patterns, in order to better implement sustainable land and water use plans for the future.
Cathy focused on women and religion from various historic eras for her graduate study. She wrote three complete works. Her first focused on the tension between traditional Nordic views of women and women in the growing Catholic Church, as it was reflected in the Icelandic Sagas. She also wrote on the attempt by American and British missionaries to convert Hindu women to Christianity during the latter years of the British Raj. Finally she wrote about the concept of "lived religion" as practiced by Los Hermanos Penitentes. The Penitentes are a reclusive group known for self-flagellation, lengthy pilgrimages, and creating the increasingly popular depictions of saints known as santos in the Southwest.
Cathy has designed and written curriculum for four online courses, paid as separate contract work beyond her salaried position. She has also written a number of professional development seminars that she and others have then presented. Finally, she has written a number of paid textbook reviews, usually ranging from 100-200 words a piece.
Cathy has worked on and off for 15 years creating successful press releases, flyers, blog announcements, and business cards for various non-profit animal rescue groups. The majority of her work has been promotional in nature.
Cathy has extensive experience blogging game, television and gaming reviews for her own blog, other blogs, websites and print publications.
Cathy has successfully created blog posts, flyers, press releases and business cards for a number of animal rescue organizations. She has also designed promotional materials for a Health and Wellness Coach and an Equine Massage Therapist.