There was always a piano in Cathie’s family home in Flatbush, Brooklyn. At the age of five, she began playing by ear and never stopped. Thriving in theatre, music and sports at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights, she then attended the University of Miami, majoring in theatre and communications, composing music for university events. She finished her education at Hofstra University with a degree in Recreation Therapy.
Cathie continued playing in rock bands, singer/songwriter groups, and new age ensembles, while developing her own music and working on studio projects. A thriving massage therapy practice blossomed alongside it all. The bodywork inspires in Cathie a similar impulse as her music, as she holds the space for her clients’ emotions, losses, and aspirations, midwifing their emotional and physical journeys.