Catherine is a proud, filipino woman who has a passion for health and fitness. This passion has taken her to pursue business with Beach Body and Arbonne to promote healthy living and teach it to people who seek help. She also uses this passion in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration. Catherine graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in American Ethnic Studies, along with two minors in both Diversity and Dance. While a student, Catherine was an athlete for the Huskies from 2008-2013. She earned a 5-year athletic scholarship and was the face of the university and represented her school with pride and courage. During this time, she travelled around the world in competition of twirling and dance to showcase and enhance her skills.
Currently, she serves as an accomplished choreographer, coach, mentor, judge, official staff member, and contest director for the National Baton Twirling Association (NBTA). Along with this work, she thrives with coaching her own team, Tide Baton Twirling, a competitive twirling youth organization for individuals and teams. Tide is not the only team she coaches, she also helps with the Las Vegas MOB Twirling Group—but wait, there’s more! Catherine is also a very involved Twirling Advisor for the San Diego State University Aztecs, and manages their choreography along with scheduling and handling performances. For more information on each of Catherine’s teams, visit their respective website at tidebatontwirling.com, thelasvegasmob.com, and sdsutwirlers.org.
A two-time USA World Team member, Catherine won a gold medal at the 2006 World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands in the Junior Women's Pairs category, and in 2012, she was a silver medalist in Neuchatel, Switzerland in the Senior Women's X-Strutting category. Catherine was also awarded the 2011 College Miss Majorette of America, the highest honor a collegiate twirling athlete can achieve, and she was proud to bring that award home to The University of Washington and the Husky Marching Band! As a collegian, Catherine was honored to perform with the Huskies in China, France, Italy, Switzerland and most recently, on a cruise ship in the Caribbean and Cozumel!
Now let’s get into a team very close to Catherine’s heart, the Seattle Seahawks! She had the amazing privilege of performing half-time shows in 2014 and 2015, during their play-off runs for the Super Bowl! Catherine also is excited to share that she had the honor of performing multiple years on the red carpet for the Hollywood Christmas Parade; along with several nationally-televised commercials in both live, and edited productions.
At the young age of sixteen, Catherine was one of only eight baton twirlers from across the nation invited to perform with Lions Club International at The Festival de la Primavera in both Trujillo and Lima, Peru. There, she served as an American Ambassador while giving her all in performances to help raise money for orphanages and hospitals in the area. This incredible experience gave her a deep love for serving and volunteering to give back to her community and to those in need.