Board, Senior Staff
Katherine is a Co-Founder of Vivi Jewelry, formerly Cookie Lee Jewelry, America’s fastest growing direct sales jewelry company, where she was instrumental in their recent re-branding and re-launch. Katherine is the Senior National Sales Director and trains and manages a sales team of over 45,000 people. She has been recognized as the company’s #1 recruiter with over 800 people recruited throughout her career. She has also been recognized for #1 in sales since the company’s inception in 1991. Throughout her career, Katherine has sold over one million dollars in jewelry.
Katherine, originally from Paradise Valley, Arizona, was first exposed to social issues at the age of six. Her father, an avid volunteer of St. Vincent de Paul in downtown Phoenix, imposed in Katherine a need to help others who were less fortunate.
Katherine has been volunteering at The Midnight Mission since college, when she stayed in Los Angeles during her Thanksgiving break. Since this time, she has been a dedicated volunteer, bringing her children here as well. She believes that her children have benefited from volunteering at The Midnight Mission and that these experiences have helped them grow into responsible young adults.
Katherine is delighted to be a mother of two boys, a Masonic wife, an active member of the Order of Eastern Star and has been a member of The Midnight Mission’s Board of Directors since 2009. She received her B.A. from Mount Saint Mary’s College in 1991 and her M.D.E. (Management Development for Entrepreneurs) from U.C.L.A.’s Anderson School of Management in 2013.