Finance & Operations Director

Kathy Mania

Wheels: Diamondback

Commute: 9 miles one way

Favorite place to be: The ocean

Dream vacation of the moment: Australia

Originally from Petoskey, Mich., Kathy moved around a bit before settling in Seattle about eight years ago. "The weather here isn't as bad as people say. And the bugs really aren't a problem."

Before joining Cascade, she taught English language skills, primarily as a private tutor. When she's not working at Cascade, Kathy plays recreational softball. Her position is pitcher. She's been trying to roust the Cascade staff up to some lunchtime kickball games, but with it being event season, "All anyone wants to do is work, not play," she lamented. "It's just not right."

Kathy wasn't certain if she would enjoy working in an office, but said she's been pleasantly surprised.

"I like having the opportunity to do different jobs here, from event work to moving boxes. There's a lot to do, and it isn't boring."