Since 1971, Kathy Dwyer lived in Scottsdale, part-time, and loved its beautiful public libraries and the Preserve, and has always appreciated the art of writing. Being a volunteer and contributing time and energy to many amazing non-profits has been an important part of her life. She has been a volunteer as part of a crew on tall ships and historic tugboats for over ten years on the Hudson River; was a volunteer coach for NYC Donate Life Marathon and Triathlon teams for eight years; and now is a steward/volunteer at the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, patrolling the over 225 miles of trails and assisting in hikes. She is thrilled to finally having the time to take her second creative writing class, which, she has wanted to do for a long time. Kathy is inspired and thankful for our insightful gifted professor Kim Sabin.  

Additionally, Kathy lived on the East Coast for over 33 years and worked as non-profit manager/director in Central Park, American Museum of Natural History, Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, and South Street Seaport Museum. She was the first student to receive a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, from Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC. Five years ago, she moved back to Scottsdale to care for her ailing Father and work at Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, as the Director of Steward Operations.