Kathleen was born in Louisiana, and after obtaining a Fine Arts degree from Mississippi College, spent thirteen years as a successful commercial artist. She began her career in New Orleans, with interim years spent in Atlanta and Dallas. Eventually, she began her career as a photographer while living inArizona. Although she had no formal training in photography, her education and experience in the advertising field endowed her with an eye for the medium.

After months of tenaciously studying lighting and how it affects the landscape, her photograph of Toroweap Overlook above the Grand Canyon was published as a full page pictorial in the November 1978 issue of Arizona Highways Magazine. After that, several assignments followed, and Kathleen quickly became known as a legitimate landscape and commercial photographer.

Kathleen is a recipient of numerous awards. Some of her Corporate Clients include: E&J Gallo, Eastman Kodak, Hewlett Packard, and various Tourism Boards worldwide. A few of her advertising clients include: American Airlines, General Motors, and Ford. She is a major contributor to Sierra Club Publications, and the National Park Service.

Kathleen has completed four books, the most recent, a national award winning coffee table book, Spirit of the San Juans. Other publications are: Yosemite, Valley of Thunder, a large pictorial book; Exploring Mountain Highways, a book featuring her panoramic photography; and the Million Dollar Highway, a book dealing with the area along the San Juan Skyway between Durango and Ouray, Colorado. She was also a major contributor to the published book, Nature of America.

The above photo is of Ouray, Colorado, Kathleen's permanent residence and office location.