Kathleen grew up in rural San Luis Obispo County, and through her involvement in 4-H and FFA, developed an interest in agriculture early on. She graduated from Cal Poly with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science and Ag. Business then continued her studies earning a Master’s from Kansas State University, where she enjoyed writing and publishing research. Additionally, she earned a Master’s in Legal Studies from the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, an MBA from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and a Master’s in Theology from Liberty University.
Kathleen has spent much of her career in commercial real estate and agricultural lending as a broker and business owner. In addition, Kathleen has been a management consultant to Fortune 100 companies and served as an officer and administrator to local non-profit organizations.
Kathleen enjoys working with Supervisor Debbie Arnold and being a part of the Board of Supervisors, where she helps constituents navigate challenges and find solutions.
Kathleen and her family live in rural North County San Luis Obispo, where they enjoy ranch life with their dogs and horses.