In 1994, Kathy, her husband Steve, and their young family took a chance and moved to Boyne City to enjoy northern Michigan crisp, clean wonderfulness. They chose Boyne for its proximity to Lake Charlevoix and Boyne Mountain and to try their luck as business owners. While owning and operating Boyne Country Books for 15 years, they established roots here and expanded their family. With their youngest graduating in 2016, they are now empty nesters and deeply enjoy their children as independent adults.
Kathy graduated from Michigan Technological University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. After college she worked in the environmental field until they made the move to Boyne City. After the book store, she has tried her hand at many things, and started in the direction of real estate in 2011 as an appraisal trainee. When the chance to work at Pat O’Brien & Associates came about it was an opportunity too good to pass up. She became a licensed Realtor so she could better serve the needs of the wonderful Pat O’Brien & Associates clientele.
Over the years Kathy has been involved in the community by serving on many boards and belonging to many committees, and is currently involved with the Good Neighbors Food Pantry and the Boyne City Rotary Club. She is still passionate about books, so don’t be afraid to share what you’re reading and find out what she currently has going.