Cathy Cottrill: Board Member

An award-winning journalist for more than three decades, Cathy is employed by Florida Weekly as a copy editor. She is also a freelance writer specializing in Bonita Springs history.

Cathy serves as GRRSWF’s intake coordinator, working with shelters and owners throughout the state to help rescue goldens in need. She also serves as the organization’s Facebook manager and assists the rescue with public relations.

Cathy fell in love with golden retrievers in 1982 when her first dog – a golden named John Doe – wandered into her life.

A former dog groomer, she has trained and shown dogs in obedience since 1970. Cathy has been owned and loved by 11 rescue goldens over the past 30 years. She is currently the mom of Lady, Rosie and Roxanne. She and her partner Jay also have seven cats and a dressage horse named Stella.