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Undergrad at University of Wisconsin; graduate school at NYU.
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Retired-sort of...
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Hey, I'm Katherine!
Ukiah, California, United States · Member since March 2012

My hometown is Ithaca, NY and I still stay connected to my roots on the east coast. However, I have lived on the west coast since 1971 and in Ukiah, CA, a town of about 15,000, for more than 30 years. I love this community and stay closely involved, which is an advantage in directing guests to many local places of interest.

Before my “semi-retirement”, most of my career was in administrative positions, a good fit for a highly organized person. In addition, I have a kind heart, drawn to helping people. For 28 years, I ran a business as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, working with injured workers, assisting them with returning to work or starting their own businesses. I continue to take on occasional short-term jobs and I volunteer for hospice and other care-giving positions. I have volunteered for the local playhouse since I arrived in Ukiah.

I’m in my 60’s and I stay young through attitude, healthy habits, and my active life. I love to host cooking classes in my spacious kitchen, investigate new recipes, and cook for guests. I’m personally in transition to a slightly more vegetarian-based diet, but I’m not strict about it. I enjoy the creative challenges of making dietary accommodations for others.

I continue to take ceramic classes at our local community college to expand my skills in new ways and network with other artists, although I have my own pottery studio at my home. My home reflects my interest in the arts.

Nearby hiking trails and the quiet neighborhoods that Westside Ukiah is known for, provide me with ample places to walk with my friends. I also swim, kayak, and take a variety of exercise classes (mostly yoga and Chi Gong), keeping me fit for my busy lifestyle.

The most important detail about my life is that I’m thrilled to be a grandmother! My grand daughters, one born in 2012 and another in 2014 live in Arizona. I also enjoy traveling with friends so e-mailing through Airbnb to confirm available dates is obviously a critical step to take before booking.

When I am in my lovely home, I sincerely enjoy sharing it with others. I truly enjoy having guests and find that hosting through Airbnb is a great way to meet new and interesting people!

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