Kathy Kilbourne has joined the Wyoming State Library as our new Collections Technician in the Information Services office. Prior to joining the WSL, she was a paralegal for three years at a law firm and also worked at the Cheyenne Aquatic Center for the City of Cheyenne.
Kathy was born here in Cheyenne and grew up as a self-described “Air Force brat.” Her father’s service took her family from F.E. Warren AFB to Turkey and eventually back again. She spent her elementary school years at Yokota AFB in Japan and junior high years at McGuire AFB in New Jersey. High school returned her to Cheyenne where she graduated from from Central High School.
She attended the University of Wyoming before transferring to Metropolitan State University of Denver where she received a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in criminal justice and history. In May 2013 she received her paralegal certificate from Laramie County Community College.
Information Services Manager Abby Beaver says the new hire is settling into the role nicely. “Kathy’s fitting in already as she begins her training. Her work as a paralegal and her experience working with the public will be a great asset to our team.”
Kathy’s the “proud mother of two great kids.” Daughter Zoe is a Surgical Tech. for the Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies in Fort Collins, and her son Blade is a freshman at the University of Wyoming.
Away from work, Kathy enjoys walking with her fiancé Scott’s dogs, adult coloring, and working in her flower/fairy garden throughout the spring and summer months. Scott’s a member of the Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club, so they travel to train shows in Wyoming, Nebraska, and Utah. Most Saturdays find her watching movies, both new and old. A favorite she watches again and again is Dr. Zhivago — and, of course, she enjoyed the novel, too.