Cathy has practiced in the field of dietetics for 30 years and has been a diabetes educator for 13 years. She has held positions in food service, long-term care, clinical dietetics and diabetes education. She likes her job as an educator because she finds it rewarding when she can help someone figure out what they need to do and create their own ways to make changes. She sees her role as helping to "till the ground" and "plant the seed", but the "harvest" comes as that person puts in the hard work, learns from mistakes and paves the way to a healthier lifestyle. In her spare time, Cathy enjoys any outdoor activity that involves warm weather and sun -- especially boating, fishing and flower gardening.