Kathy joined Design Basics in the fall of 2013 in the business office and was quickly promoted to the VP of Operations and Assistant Controller. Leveraging her skills and keen business sense, she was recently promoted to role of President as of January 2016, and oversees the company’s operations. Kathy also plays an integral part helping manage our Woman-Centric Matters!® program.
Kathy’s background includes over 30 years’ of experience in accounting, finance, and customer service as well as office management and new business start-ups. Most recently, she was the accounting representative for a manufacturing and distribution company where she implemented several revenue tracking systems. Prior to that she was the property manager for commercial real estate, oversaw the opening of a new venue for hosting various events such as weddings, dinners, meetings, etc., and successfully owned and operated a local coffee shop.
Originally from Minnesota, Kathy and her husband Dennis have been married for 30 years. They have four children, 10 grandchildren, and two more on the way! She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, biking, and sewing/crafting as well as coordinating and overseeing several groups and service projects at her church.
Kathy attended Grace University and Metro Community College. She excels at setting up and managing workflow processes and seeking out ways to make processes more efficient. Kathy’s energy and enthusiasm, coupled with her strengths in communication and leadership make for an excellent fit with the Design Basics team!