Cathy has been a member of the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra since its founding in 2014, and in 2019 she became a member of its Board of Directors. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, she began playing music with the Rathfarnham Concert Band Society located in Dublin, starting on the recorder when she was 8, and moving to the clarinet when she was 10. A few years later, she joined their concert band where she says she got her first taste of playing in an ensemble. Other ensemble experience includes the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble, the European Youth Wind Ensemble and various orchestras and concert bands throughout College and University. Cathy has a degree in music performance from the College of Music, Dublin and a performance diploma from the University of Montreal. Cathy plays clarinets by Buffet Crampon. A resident of Milton, Cathy has been living in town for over 16 years. She is married with 2 children.