Cathy Alcorn and her husband Larry were both career and now retired FAA air traffic controllers. Cathy worked in airport towers in Juneau early in her career and later in Anchorage, Alaska. A Charter Member of NATCA (National Air Traffic Controller’s Assn.) she was a facility representative for many years, the alternate Regional Vice President of the Alaska region, the first woman appointed to the national contract negotiation team, and is an inductee in the Alaska Region NATCA hall of fame.
After 35 years of living and working in Alaska, Cathy was moved by the climatic changes occurring in Alaska. She and Larry retired to eastern Kansas where they are building a small organic farm, incorporating water conservation measures, permaculture methods with an emphasis on heirloom plants. Learning, travel, good food, pets, textiles and reducing our footprint whenever possible are passions. Cathy presently operates a niche vintage clothing business on First Friday weekends in the West Bottoms in Kansas City.
Cathy considers herself a free spirit and one of the last Girl Scouts, whose motto is “Always leave it better than you found it.”