Cathy graduated with Honours in Business Administration-Finance from St. Lawrence College. After gaining professional experience working for others, Cathy set out on her own in 1984 and started Sheppard & Associates Ltd. She first started working out of her home and before long, her business outpaced her setting. She recently moved into a larger space to accommodate a staff of 13 and growing. After years in the business, she still enjoys every day at work.
People matter to Cathy. She forges warm connections with her clients, her employees and the community she works in. She genuinely likes and cares for her associates and provides a supportive and respectful workplace. Cathy works hard to solve her client’s problems so they can focus on what really matters to them. Along with her outstanding client care, she shares useful tips and practical advice that clients, friends, and social media followers can use in their daily lives.
Born and raised in Kemptville she is an active member of her community, supporting a variety of local charities like the Kemptville Youth Centre, the annual Salvation Army Christmas Food Drive and the North Grenville Chamber of Commerce as well as networking with the North Grenville Business Builders and Kemptville Women in Business. She also mentors emerging entrepreneurs in the North Grenville area, enjoys outdoor sports and crafting with friends.