Cathy was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up primarily in Tidewater, Virginia. She is a graduate of Radford University. Cathy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance in 1983 which led to a 32-year career in banking. Then being a Marine’s wife led to many moves and many adventures. Cathy enjoyed her banking experience and is thankful to be a retired Vice-President from an outstanding bank, BB&T. Cathy really appreciates coming home to Blue Ridge with her husband Tripp surrounded by good people, a few dogs and cats and living on a small farm in the mountains.