Cathi was born and raised in Kansas. She moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1998 with her husband and two children. She was a stay-at-home mom and helped her husband with his construction / house moving business. When her children went off to college, she started taking college classes, too. Cathi graduated in 2013 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration with an accounting major. She is an avid runner, backyard birder, and loves to cook.