Catherine is a 7th generation Texan and the owner and president of Catherine McCarthy Associates, a small, woman-owned business specializing in developing interpretive products for natural, cultural, and historic sites. She currently represents Yosemite Conservancy as the Theater & In-Park Promotions Coordinator in Yosemite National Park. Catherine earned her Master of Science in Resource Interpretation from Stephen F. Austin State University, a program co-sponsored and developed in conjunction with the Interpretive Development Program of the National Park Service. Catherine lives in Yosemite National Park during the summer season and returns to San Antonio, Texas in the winter. She has represented the Daughters of The Republic of Texas as shrine hostess to visitors at The Alamo.