In July 2017, Kathy celebrated 30 years with KDA. When she started, the team of 8 rarely knew if their projects were profitable. By embracing computerization, Kathy led the firm into a new era for their project and company accounting. As the firm grew so did the variety, allowing her to develop a well-rounded knowledge of architectural business practices and procedures especially in financial management and contract development. She thrives on sharing this expertise while looking to the future of the firm.
When asked what she has learned over the years, Kathy responded, “Ars longa, vita brevis. Basically, it takes a long time to learn your craft and you have a short lifetime in which to put it into practice. Never stop learning and don’t be afraid to try something new. You may surprise yourself. When I think about why I’ve stayed, it started with the opportunity to chart my own path and grow into areas that I hadn’t explored previously but when I get down to it now it’s mainly been because of the people. I’m surrounded by staff who show creativity, kindnesses, generosity, and humor. It’s a wonderful place to be.”