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At the Water Cooler with Kathy Winstanley, Project Coordinator


How long have you been with ASHLIN and what is your role with the company?

I’ve been working with ASHLIN for 2.5 years as a Project Coordinator.

What do you enjoy most about working at ASHLIN?

I work with some very smart and talented people.

What are some of your professional aspirations?

My aspiration has always been to help young people to become the best they can be.

Can you tell us a little about a current project that you’re working on?

I am currently working on a project to help close the health disparity gap in communities of color.

How did you arrive at your decision to work at ASHLIN?

ASHLIN had a contract with the Depart. Of Labor’s National Office of Job Corps, a program dear to my heart. I welcomed the opportunity to help their leadership modernize the program and ensure the young people that participated in the program were put on viable career pathways.

 

Now to the Fun Stuff

How do you start your morning routine?

I get up between 5:30 and 6:00 am. When my feet hit the floor, I am out the door, walking or riding my bike.

Tell us about a person who has inspired you.

My father has always been an inspiration to me. He has a very tough exterior, but he always puts others first and would give the shirt off his back to help someone. He taught me to believe a woman can do anything a man can do, to be fair and honest, to treat others with respect and care, and never to take family/friends/life for granted.

What food is your favorite “guilty pleasure”?

All food. I love to cook because food connects people together and brings them pleasure.

What is your favorite hobby?

Spending time with my granddaughter, cooking, and taking old things (furniture, décor, homes, etc.) and making them new again.

Tell us something about your life that most people would be surprised to know.

I met my husband when I was 11 years old. It was love at first sight. We will celebrate 50 years of friendship in August this year and 37 years of marriage in September. Yes, that makes me 61 years young.

What are you reading right now?

The Silva Mind Control Method, Tartine Bread, and A Land Remembered.

What is your “go to” mobile app?

None.  I love technology but I don’t live for it.

Name one destination in the world that you have to visit in the next 5 years.

I love to travel. Machu Pichu is next on my list.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Sally Field. When I was younger, people used to tell me I looked like the Flying Nun.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?

I once had a tray of loaded nachos accidentally dumped on me while in a moving car.

Who are your top 5 greatest (artists, musicians, movies, athletes, books, cars, etc.) of all time?

Movie: My Cousin Vinny, Artist: Leonardo Da Vinci – I love the Sistine Chapel
Musicians: Janis Joplin, Jack Johnson, Bob Marley, and Andrea Bocelli
Athlete: Misty Copeland
Book: The Outlander Series
Cars: I love my 1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT