Hello to all... I'm Kathy Nelson and I'm looking forward to contributing to "The Lake Zurich Patch"!
I have a degree in education with a specialty in child development from National Louis University. I've always loved writing, since my days as news editor of "The Statesman" at Stevenson High School. I started my professional career during a time when teaching jobs were hard to find and ended up working in the management of a family manufacturing business for many years. I've worked in children's ministry for decades, have volunteered at school, co-led a Cub Scout den, substitute taught, and am currently the co-founder of SNSN, the Special Needs Suport Network of Lake Zurich.
I am the mom of three sons, one already "launched" and two who are students at Lake Zurich High School. Our family has lived in the Lake Zurich area for 28 years and through a couple moves and redistricting of schools, I have had my children attend most of the schools in District 95.
I love the Lake Zurich community and the "home town" feel it still has, despite its location in the suburban sprawl. I appreciate the many familiar faces I meet around town... they often keep me wondering... do I know her/him from baseball? soccer? church? scouts? PTO? school choir? school band? the grocery store? Chamber of Commerce? I especially appreciate our community when relaxing in the sand on a warm summer afternoon at Paulus Park beach, when watching a football game at Mel Eide Field under the Friday night lights, when pushing a son down the sledding hill at the park, or when saluting the American flag during the annual Alpine Days Parade. What a great privilege and blessing it is to live here!
I currently run my own business with my husband; Color Glo Quality Leather Restoration. Our company restores and repairs leather furniture fo.r commercial and residential customers throughout Chicago land. I enjoy volunteering at school, at church and in our community. I am an avid, passionate traveler and photographer. And now, I'm part of "Mom's Council" for "The Lake Zurich Patch."