Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I am Gold Leaf: Cathy

Cathy in her own words...

Art & Nature have always been a large part of my life. It began with my parents…my dad filling our home with paintings and wood carvings and my mom sewing and knitting everything we wore.  Great art programs in grade & high school helped nurture my talents, as well as working on school stage designs. We built trees and rocks with chicken wire and papier mache (so much easier to order redwood and rocks from Gold Leaf).

My love for nature grew when my family traveled all over the country visiting national parks and camping along the way.  I truly believe that Green Space, outside and inside, improves our overall well-being.

Working for Gold Leaf Design Group embodies many of my passions in life…art, nature, sustainability. Everything we do is with the highest of quality and integrity. We create visual spaces, custom art & botanical designs that inspire and enrich the lives of many people…..what a great thing!


Name: Cathy Collins
Title: Hospitality Production Manager
My typical day starts at: 7:30 a.m.

My typical day involves:  Hospitality team meetings, coordinating our design staff and the production of custom design projects

Favorite season: Fall
Favorite Band/Singers: Genesis, Chicago, Frank Sinatra
Favorite quote: Life is a journey, not a destination
Favorite Books: City of the Century, Orphan Train
I would have liked to have met: My grandfather

When no one is looking, I... leave dishes piled in the sink
How many tattoos do you have? 0

Favorite TV shows: Castle, historical documentaries
My top three hobbies / interests...Gardening, Running, Antiques
I wish I had more... time to travel
My ideal day starts with: Early morning run, coffee outside with the daily paper or good book
My ideal day ends with: Listening to music albums on my vintage console
What inspires me: Nature, children, art
How many scars do you have?  3
Peanut Butter....Crunchy or Smooth​? Smooth
Talker or Listener? Listener
Pencil or Pen? Pencil
Beatles or Elvis? Elvis
Chocolate or Vanilla?​ Chocolate