Friends of Crescent Beach
Cathy and her husband John retired to her hometown of Algoma in 2013. Before moving back, they spent 16 years in the Madison area. Prior to living in Madison, Cathy, John and their three children called Illinois, California, Ohio, Virginia, Alabama, New York and Colorado home, moving wherever John’s Coast Guard career sent them. Cathy graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama with a degree in General Studies with a minor in legal studies and a paralegal certificate. She worked as a paralegal in law firms in Mobile and Richmond, Virginia before earning her MS in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She then worked as a law librarian at The Legal Aid Society in New York City, New York County Lawyers’ Association and at the University of Denver College of Law, where she also taught legal research. She is a past president of the Colorado Association of Law Libraries. Upon returning to Wisconsin after John’s retirement, she worked as a reference librarian and head of adult services at Oregon Public Library in Oregon, Wisconsin. After learning of the water quality problems in Kewaunee County, Cathy and John began working hard to educate themselves on the issues and advocate for policies to protect the environment. Their concern for Algoma’s Crescent Beach led them to pursue a partnership with LNRP as a means of promoting and protecting this important natural resource. Cathy is a member of the Bird City Algoma Committee, which first earned Algoma Bird City Wisconsin status in 2013, and serves on the City of Algoma’s Tree Management Committee.