Kathleen has worked with children for over 20 years as a care provider, art therapist intern and in association with visual arts and music. She has a MA in Art Therapy, MA in Fine Arts and a certification to teach art in K-12th grades. Kathleen is also a registered Music Together teacher, a research-based early childhood development program that provides the foundation for music education to infants through kindergarten aged children.
Kathleen started Purple Crayon Productions in 2003 with art and music programs for infants to children in early elementary grades. In 2007 she expanded Purple Crayon's art programs to the rest of the community including seniors and special needs populations.
Kathleen advocates strongly for arts in education and is a board member of the Vermont College Masters in Visual Arts, Children's Book Writing and Creative Writing programs. She is the mother of two young children.