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© 2019 Cathy Cassady


I am an explorer who is never satisfied. Besides always being on the move, additional traits I share with my father, Neal Cassady, are:  never-ending curiosity, joy in playing with words, a constant yearning for learning, and passion for change.  I joke about my -

I abhor it
Again and again,
I deplore it
Intriguing Novelty saves the day
But will it last?
Who can say?



My mother, Carolyn Cassady's influence provides my artist's sensibility and love of architecture, history, human nature, spirituality, & the natural world. She also passed on the editing gene and attention to detail, for better or worse.  Now, if I could just tap into her tremendous discipline and focus!


I spent the first twenty years of my working life as a medical transcriber and medical office assistant.  Realizing it is not healthy to sit all day, I returned to college and over the next ten years of working full time and attending school full time, I earned a BS in Exercise Physiology and an MS in Worksite Wellness Management. The rest of my career was spent managing employee wellness and fitness programs at USAA in Sacramento, CA and as the Activities and Fitness Director for a 55+ Pulte community in Rocklin, CA.


I have been married to wonderful George Sylvia since 1980. We share three children and six grandchildren, all of whom live near us in Northern California. Our lives are enhanced by the antics of our sweet labradoodle, Tula. 


I have lived in San Francisco (where I was born); San Jose, CA; Monte Sereno, CA; San Antonio, Texas (where my son, Bill was born); Tacoma, WA; Campbell, CA; Santa Clara, CA; Applegate, CA; Rocklin, CA; St. George, Utah and Lincoln, CA.