Cathy Filgas grew up in Eureka, CA, in the heart of Humboldt County and the redwoods, which primed her passion for nature and conservation. Cathy and her husband founded Anthro Corporation in 1984, and after selling the company in 2015, they co-founded the Tareen Filgas Foundation, whose mission is to save birds and their environments. They live in Portland along Vermont Creek and have restored their six acre parcel to its native habitat. She graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in marketing, and serves on TRK’s Marketing and Membership Committee.