Raised in a musical family, Cathleen studied oboe and voice at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho where she earned a degree in vocal performance. A bit of a jack-of-all-trades, she plays a little bit of everything from flutes and penny whistles to guitar and mandolin. She recently acquired a set of bagpipes and is eager to try her hand at those. Now, married to a drummer and mother to three musical kids, she is a member of the Teller County Americana trio Yer Mom where she is a songwriter, vocalist, instrumentalist and percussionist. She plays with her family in the Woodland Park Wind Symphony and is a member of the Woodland Winds quintet.