Kat is a Genetic Genealogist. Kat’s fascination with genealogy sprouted in her childhood, observing her mother meticulously constructing the family tree on her maternal side. As the years passed, this memory ignited Kat’s curiosity to delve not only into her maternal lineage but also into the ancestry of her father. Her exploration truly took off once she joined Ancestry, marking the beginning of her enduring love for the subject. Kat firmly believes in honoring those who came before us, recognizing their role in shaping our identities.
Embarking on her own DNA journey, Kat uncovered an unexpected connection—a paternal half-sister. Even before the DNA results arrived, she delved into an intensive study of DNA intricacies and its applications, a commitment she sustained long after the revelation. With a wealth of experience aiding others in their genealogy quests, branching out to assist individuals with their DNA became a natural progression for Kat.
Beyond her genealogical pursuits, Kat finds joy in cooking, often inventing and reimagining recipes. This culinary passion seamlessly intertwines with her genealogy work, generating food ideas inspired by the nationalities discovered in family trees. It’s not uncommon to find Kat having specific cravings at 4 am, a testament to her nocturnal dedication to her pursuits.
A mother of three, grandmother of six, and devoted cat momma, Kat staunchly advocates for everyone’s right to know their biological truth. Volunteering her time, she actively contributes to making this a reality for others. Kat’s genuine care extends to all the DNAngels clients she encounters, whether in her personal capacity as a Search Angel or through various groups and support groups that she consistently attends and helps host.