Katherine (Kathy or KZ as her friends and coworkers know her) has worked in the medical field since 1968 in hospitals and private medical practices. She first began her medical career on the switchboard of Smithville Community Hospital, and then transferring to the insurance department. She later worked for a Family practice physician as his office manager. She also worked in the insurance department of Liberty Hospital when it opened. She has worked in family practice and ENT practices. She began her ophthalmology career in 1987. She has experience working all positions of the front desk, managing the insurance department and managing of the ophthalmology office. She began her career with McKnight Eye Center in January, 1998 as the office manager. As the practice continued to grow and it was time to have a full time financial manager, she transferred to her current position in 2004. Kathy has 2 children, 3 grandsons, 1 great grandson and her cat, Honey Fitz. She loves that her family lives in the Kansas City area and she is able to see them often, and texting is a must to keep up with their busy lives.