Since joining the corps at the very young age of 12, Kathy has been a key part of the fabric of the Vanguard organization. After spending 9 years as a marching member of the Santa Clara Vanguard A corps and working with the Santa Clara Vanguard B Winter Guard, she returned as a member of the guard staff and dedicated herself to educating new members. Kathy was a key part of the SCV Winter Guard staff for 10 years. She continues to serve as an educator, mentor and role model for color guard instructors and performers everywhere.
She was inducted into the Bluecoats Hall of Fame in 2022.