A native of Carteret County, after graduating with an Associate Degree in Business Administration, Kathryn moved to western NC for above five years. When she realized how much she missed the salt air and tidal waters of home she returned to Carteret County and in 1991 started working with Beam Cooper Gainey Insurance which was later acquired by BB&T Insurance. She joined Flatlands Jessup Insurance Group in 2019. She has 28 years of experience writing coverage for home, auto, yachts, and smaller watercraft with 16 of those years writing coverage for commercial and charter fishing vessels. In her leisure time, Kathryn enjoys reading, singing with Carolina East Singers and First Baptist Church Worship Team and dog sitting for her Fur Buddies.