Kathryn’s practice emphasizes the representation of all types of local governments, with a focus on general counsel representation of special districts, municipalities, authorities, and library districts. Kathryn speaks regularly at the SDA Annual Conference and Spring Workshops on topics such as open records, open meetings, boardsmanship, the Special District Act, and HIPAA; and annually updates the SDA Board Member Manual. A unique area of her practice is negotiation of cell tower leases for local government property owners. Before joining Collins Cockrel & Cole in 2008, Kathryn managed the open space grant program for Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), handling complex conservation easement transactions. She is a current member of the Denver, Colorado and Women’s Bar Associations.
Kathryn received her law degree from the University of Denver and her bachelor’s degree in English from Mary Washington College in Virginia. Having been raised in a military family and continuously moved around the country as a child, she is happy to have called Colorado home since 2003. Kathryn currently lives in Lakewood with her husband, a professional cyclist from Australia, and is fluent in both American and Australian English. Her activities outside of the office include cycling, cross-country skiing, hiking, animal rescue, photography, and teaching tricks to her cats and dog.