Before starting her business, Kathi was Publisher of California Design. She also sold for Penton (Restaurant Hospitality) and Chilton (IA Mfg Mgmt, Automotive Ind.) where she increased the billings 38% on RH and more than double on AI. Kathi earned a B.A. degree from Wheaton College, Ill. She loves hiking, backpacking, snow and water sports and has been married since college graduation to her best friend and now business partner, Ed Simonsen.