Kathy is from Beggs, Oklahoma, and currently resides in Muskogee, Oklahoma, with her wife and daughter. She served 3 years in the United States Army where she was stationed at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. After the military, Kathy served almost 17 years at the Fort Smith Police Department and retired at the rank of Corporal in July of 2019. While at the police department she spent over 12 years in the Street Crimes Unit where she worked with several local law enforcement agencies, the FBI and Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Control. Kathy worked with the FBI on the River Valley Child Exploitation Task Force that investigated Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC). Kathy also has two sons who are currently serving in the U.S. Military.