Kathleen was born to an Air Force family and moved around the country throughout her childhood. To this day, she still loves to pack and move and discover new places. She moved to Alaska after college so her husband could pursue his aviation career. Kathleen homeschooled her four great kids and then ran a successful embroidery business prior to joining Rene at Waddell & Reed in March 2013. After all her kids graduated high school, Kathleen and her husband moved to Nevada to take advantage of sunshine. However, she couldn't resist the pull of being an Alaskan and moved back in 2019 and is happy to be home again. In her free time, Kathleen creates art quilts and enjoys hikes and walking on the beach with her husband.