Kathryn was born in Forest Row, England, and attended Michael Hall Rudolf Steiner School from kindergarten through high school. She studied drama and singing at Italia Conti Stage School in London and Sociology at West Kent College. She also trained in Residential Child Care through an in-service program with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets working with children in care of the authorities.
Kathryn first experienced Camphill in Wales, at Coleg Elydir, and later completed the three-year Social Therapy Program in Copake, New York, after immigrating to the United States. She attended the Foundation Year Program in Anthroposophical Studies at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA and has been a member of the society since 1985. Kathryn joined Camphill Communities California in 2006, and runs a life-sharing home, in addition to being a core faculty member of the Social Therapy Program.