From an early age Catherine has been enthralled with the ocean, only to fall further in love when she learned how to sail at 12 years old on Cape Cod Bay. Over the years she has taught sailing at Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, MA and eventually became a supervisor over the very sailing program that taught her. Intrigued by the nuances of sailing and a general curiosity for how the world works, Catherine earned her BA in Physics from Colgate University. After graduation, she continued with her love of boating and adventure by crewing on yachts in Florida and instructing private sailing lessons. In addition, she has also taught skiing at an independent resort in Vermont. Her certifications include US Sailing Counselor, Launch tenders license, CPR, and First Aid.