Catherine is from Laidley in Queensland, Australia. By the time she is in Bhutan Catherine will have completed 14 years of teaching in South East Queensland High Schools. At the end of 1999, Catherine completed her Bachelor of Education at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, all the while, raising her 4 children. She obtained a permanent position at Murgon State High and taught there for 4 years. After that Catherine and her family moved to Laidley and she taught at Laidley State High where she taught for 10 years. During this time she was recognised as Senior Teacher and then Experienced Senior Teacher.
Catherine and her husband Trevor recently celebrated their 30 year wedding anniversary. They have four fabulous children. Stefanie and Chelsie their twins and eldest, their son Sebastian, and their youngest daughter Maddisen.
Trevor and Catherine visited Bhutan in April, 2013 and fell in love with the culture, people and land. Since then, Catherine has not stopped thinking of the Kingdom of Bhutan so she searched for a chance of returning there for work. BCF provided that possibility. Catherines family and extended family are very supportive. She will be travelling on her own and is incredibly excited about teaching in Bhutan!