Kay is a native Wichitan, having grown up along the Little Arkansas River in north Wichita. This led her to a career in biology and environmentalism. Now that she’s retired, Kay continues to be active with environmental and outdoor groups such as the Arkansas River Coalition, the Ark River Annual Cleanup, the Sedgwick County Master Gardeners and the Sedgwick County Solid Waste committee. Finding Oasis was a happy event for her and she hopes to help the chapter continue to grow. She also likes to travel, practice Tai Chi Chuan, read and draw. Kay is married to David and they are tolerated by two cats that live with them.