After being born and raised in Nanaimo, Kathleen graduated from the University of Victoria in 2002 after obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons) from the History department. Kathleen graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta in 2006 and returned to Nanaimo in May 2006 to article with Heath Law. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in May 2007 and stayed on with Heath Law as an Associate thereafter. Kathleen practices family law and personal injury law.
When not practising law, Kathleen keeps busy with her husband and two young children with hockey, baseball and a variety of outdoor activities. She is also an avid participant in hot yoga and enjoys reading and golfing.