Staff Profile: Kathie Walker

Staff Position: Director of Technology Support

Hometown: I was born in Fresno, California, but I grew up all over the world (Army brat).

How long have you been with Schreiner? Since 1986.

Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere in Spain.

Favorite food: Lobster.

Why do you like Schreiner? I love my job, I love the people I work with, the faculty and staff here are the BEST, and most of all, I love working with the students. They will be taking care of US in another 15 years, so it’s in our best interest to see that their time here provides a strong foundation upon which to build the rest of their lives.

What Schreiner events do you enjoy? I enjoy all of them when I am able to attend. We have a diverse community.

Favorite books: "A Distant Trumpet" by Paul Horgan; "The Monkey Wrench Gang" by Edward Abbey; anything by Aldo Leopold; "History of the Second Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery" by Theodore F. Vaill (1868).

Favorite music: Leo Kottke, R. Carlos Nakai, Aaron Copeland, Queen, Dire Straits, Mozart.

Favorite movie: “The Searchers” and “Red River”

What do you like to do during your weekends? Get on my horse and ride across this beautiful Texas Hill Country.

Is there any particular advice you give to students? I hope they always remember that Schreiner provides for them a “for instance” world, so they should stretch as far as they can, test their limits, even fall off the edge at times. That way, they can turn around and walk into the rest of their lives knowing that they’ve made the most of these years.