Before founding V2 Marketing Communications in 1995, Kathy held executive marketing and editorial positions at the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association in Rockford, IL. She started out pursuing an art degree in college and ended up with a degree in English Literature and Broadcasting—all three have served her well.

Kathy has been recognized in the community with the 2015 Excalibur Award, the Rockford Chamber of Commerce Business Owner of the year, the YWCA Connie Tremulis Business Owner award, Crusader Community Health’s Spirit of Caring Award and nationally with the Wilde About Humor Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.