Cathy was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In 1987, she moved to New York City to pursue a modeling career. By the end of 1988 she had been photographed by Richard Avedon for the cover of American Vogue and the Most Unforgettable Women Revlon campaign, as well as appeared in Foreigner’s Say You Will music video. Cathy has been featured in Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Chatelaine, Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire, and Self magazines, to name a few.
Cathy’s clients have included Bill Blass, Cover Girl, DKNY, Georges Marciano, Gucci, Guy Laroche, L’Oreal, Max Mara, Ralph Lauren, and many others. She has worked with some of the most renowned fashion photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Sheila Metzner, Matthew Rolston, Francesco Scavullo, Steven Klein, Steven Meisel, Olivier Toscani, Albert Watson, and Bruce Weber.
Her travel experiences broadened after she became an international fashion model. She has explored six continents including 48 countries, nine Canadian provinces/territories, eight Chinese provinces/municipalities, and 35 U.S. states thus far.
After her first son was born, Cathy returned to college. In 2015 she graduated magna cum laude at NYU with a BA in creative writing and literature. Her poetry, prose, and travel articles have been published in the United States and Canada. “Annie’s Rings”, a short story, is included in the anthology Before They Were Our Mothers: Voices of Women Born Before Rosie Started Riveting, edited by Patricia A. Nugent.
Cathy divides her time between her homes in New York City and Whistler, British Columbia with her husband, two sons and rescue beagle.