Cathy came to UNH Cooperative Extension from Univ. of Florida in late 1999. She works with commercial horticulture clientele in the state to maintain professionalism in the green industry and to encourage sustainable practices and designs. She is well-known for her educational leadership in landscaping for water quality and in planting for pollinators.
Complimenting her Extension work, Cathy has a split appointment as a Researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES). Her research program focuses on methods for establishment of wildflower meadows for provision of ecosystem services including pollinator and wildlife habitat, biodiversity, water and soil conservation, human connection to nature and beauty, and more. Other research areas include work with nursery production systems and root cold tolerance of woody shrubs.