Kathy New was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania. She met her husband on a cruise ship in the fall of 1982. They married eight months later and have been residents of Lee County since 1986. They share their St. James City home with their rescued English Setter dog (Maggy) and Himalayan cat (Knotty).
Kathy brings a diversified background since she left the snow skiing mountains of Beaver Creek, Colorado, where they (husband Mike) worked as Property Managers overseeing five luxury homes. In the fall of 1986, Kathy & Mike discovered Lee County after listening to “Paul Harvey” on the radio. Paul stated that Lee County was the second fastest growing county in the United States (just below Las Vegas). They chose to settle on Pine Island since Mike drives a boat daily to the barrier islands where he builds custom homes.
Since earning her Associate Degree in Specialized Business, Kathy has worked nine years in the Administrative/Property Management field; seven years in the Health care Industry; and seventeen years in the Marketing/Sales/Promotion’s industry. She continues her consulting (Kathy New’s Marketing & More) evolved after her six year tenure with the national Nielsen TV Ratings.
Kathy continues to support not only our local community, but national and international programs through her “very dear to her heart” charitable organizations (Rotary, 2009-2011 Club President & member since1993), and with Operation Open Arms.