Cat grew up in Eagle River where she started playing for CSC on the 97’ Thunder team. She then went on the play three years for CISC’s 97’ Blue girls team. After transferring to Darlington Soccer Academy in Rome, Georgia, she went on to play NCAA Division 1 soccer at the University of Alabama.  In 2023, Coach Cat was announced as the Technical Director/Director of Coaching at Chugiak Soccer Club.