- Appalachian State University, B.S. Environmental Biology
Catey began working for SOAR in 2005 as a Wilderness Field Staff. Since that time, she has worked as the Office Manager, Finance Assistant, and Director of the Administrative Team. She also works as a member of the Marketing Team. In 2012 she began her role as Chief Financial Officer.
Catey, a Tennessee native, moved to the North Carolina in the fall of 2000 and found her home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including gardening, hiking, trail running, and canoeing. She has a love of nature, and a strong commitment to conservation. She is currently serving on an advisory board for Conservation Trust of North Carolina. Her previous adventures includes working for Great Smoky Mountain National Park as an SCA Fisheries Intern, and backpacking a 400-mile section of the Appalachian Trail with her husband, who also works for SOAR. Together, Catey and Jon, enjoy music, traveling, and their newest adventure, parenting their two children. Her certifications include CPR, Wilderness First Aid and PADI Open Water Diver.