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About Me

I'm all about attitude, just like the Web site -- some days, my attitude is better than others! But I honestly believe that we get out of life what we put into it ... so I'm going to keep finding ways to look on the bright side. Just call me Pollyanna.

At Growing Bolder, I have a lot of roles, but my main job is to produce The Growing Bolder TV Show.

I also oversee the Growing Bolder Radio Show, our social media pages and some really exciting projects like the Executive Challenge, Rock Stars of Aging, the Growing Bolder Magazine and more. Phew! It's busy, but a blast.

In October of 2012, I became a first-time mom and when I'm not at work, I'm probably spending time with my little girl. I also love to work out, and have completed several half marathons and triathlons.

I'm here to help, so if you have any questions or concerns, please drop me a line. 

My Latest Blog

  • Now is the Time to Be Bolder

    It has been a very sad week not only here in the United States, but across the world. People losing their lives in terror attacks, mother nature's unpredictability, senseless violence and more. And while I don't want to make a big political statement...



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    Posted 12:07pm January 21st, 2010

    Hi Katy-

    I enjoy GBTV...Well done!Writing from up here in chilly Mass, where we're still basking in the afterglow of the Senate Race...Haven't felt so much energy here since Sox in '04.

    We've been vacationing at The Villages for past 3 years, and look forward to returinging in April.

    I work for at TV station in Worcester and wondered if you'd be interested in having your show air up here? We're owned and viewed on Charter Cable to 180,000 homes in Central Mass. www.chartertv3.com

    I/we produce a lot of local(award-winning) programming and we may be able to share stories of other 55+ Bolder Americans.

    Let me know your thoughts...and keep up the good work.


    Dave Bedard

    dbedard007@gmail.com david.bedard@chartercom.com

    p.s. Trying to figure out how to vpote for favorite video(s) shows....

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    Pat Narciso
    GB Staff
    Posted 1:09am September 13th, 2009
    TweetDeck for iPhone - I'm not impressed.  It looks slick, however I expected more functionality. C+.

  • Posted 9:28am July 18th, 2009

    Hey Katy,

    Your energy is pushing against my body and has actually caused it to move.......get back to the things I love.  Have had a time to heal for 18 months grieving over a lost love and NOW!-- to the future.  You helped do this, a return to art and dance:  watercolor class, fused glass instruction, pottery, tooled copper, ballroom dancing, Tai Chi and actually being a bit friendly rather than shy.  Oh, and that dreaded word.......cooking!!   Yesterday I made something edible--not out of a box.  Keep showing me the way and the courage so this 74 yr-old will stay on track to enjoy life.

    Thank you.

    JCB  (Jackie)

  • Posted 9:56pm March 22nd, 2009
    Katy, figures you were a busy student afterschool... and life hasn't slowed down since you are probably more busy than ever. Thanks for all your encouraging words and work to make Growing Bolder so successful. Glad to be part of the journey. Happy belated birthday... and St. Patty's day. -dwight

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    Posted 12:35am January 22nd, 2009
    Hi Katy,
    Thanks for the idea about moving furniture from one room to another. When re-decorating my family room I did move a piece of the entertainment center into my living room and it looks wonderful there. It looks like an armoire. Now I think I'll look around and

    see what else I can switch around.

    Thanks again,



  • Posted 1:36am April 26th, 2008

    hey katy,

    great stories ...i just watched your story about the breast cancer survivor and the tattoos.  you're doing a great job.  keep it up and say hey to the peeps at GB.


  • Posted 12:50pm April 3rd, 2008

    Katy, I have been following your pieces about Meg and breast cancer and just want to tell you how impressed I am with you!   Very informative and moving.  Congratulations on the great work you are doing.  Your parents are so proud!


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    Bill Shafer
    GB Staff
    Posted 12:37pm December 1st, 2007
    Are you really a hot chick, or just some old dude hiding behind a hot chick's photo?

  • come awn!
    Pat Narciso
    GB Staff
    Posted 2:03am December 1st, 2007
    You have so many friends! Put in a good word for me

  • Posted 4:18pm November 29th, 2007
    Thanks for the tip in your vlog about the story you guys were working on - I just checked out the video of Randy the volunteer and it was great. Mark and I will have to visit the gardens one of these days and hopefully we'll get to meet Randy while we are there. Very inspiring piece!

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    Marc Middleton
    GB Staff
    Posted 11:34am November 23rd, 2007
    How many profile photos do you have?

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Executive Producer at Growing Bolder ... so if you have a great story to tell, or need any help getting around the website, let me know!! Send me a private message.

More About Me


Holliston, MA


I'm married to a fabulous guy and the mom of a sweet girl born in 2012!


Needham High School, Needham, MA 1994-1995
Holliston High School 1995-1998
Syracuse University (go 'Cuse!) 1998-2002
Still Learning!


These days? To balance all of the crazy-fun projects I'm involved with!

People I'd like to meet

Anyone who is Growing Bolder ... also, Oprah, Pat Benetar, Tom Brokaw, my family in Australia.

In the past few years, my job at Growing Bolder has allowed me to meet some truly inspirational men and women. You can see their stories on our Videos page!

My Favorites


Writing, reading, working out and cooking! I'm a healthy food nut, so you can usually find me plotting my next meal.

I'm a triathlete, a fitness freak and a wife. I am also a social media addict, and I love finding new ways to spread the Growing Bolder message!


Some recent favorites include "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert and "The Secret." I love Dan Brown's work, and anything by Seth Godin, Chris Brogan and other big brains.


Yum ... anything made with, from, near chocolate. Especially dark chocolate. Dark chocolate that's been frozen. Dark chocolate that has been frozen, on top of cookies and cream ice cream. Dark chocolate that has been frozen, on top of cookies and cream ice cream with a cup of cappuccino on the side. Should I continue?

Other than chocolate, I'm known for my oatmeal obsession.


Anything from Britney Spears to Led Zeppelin! I love the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Credence Clearwater Revival, Huey Lewis and the News, Van Morrison, Jackson Browne and Billy Joel.

I'm also a big fan of musicals, especially Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Closer Than Ever, Movin' Out, Working, Anything Goes, Music Man and Guys And Dolls.


The Cutting Edge
To Kill A Mockingbird
Die Hard ... all of them!
Office Space
Anything with Brad Pitt or Matt Damon


I'm a news junkie, so I typically watch local news in the morning and at least part of The Today Show. At night, I am a slave to the DVR. I watch lots of shows on tape: No Reservations, Iron Chef, Project Runway, America's Next Top Model, etc. The Office, Law and Order (any of them), Kitchen Nightmares, MTV documentaries, and more.


I love to write, as you can tell from my blogs. I love to sing and perform, although I haven't done it publicly in a while. I like to dance.


Jackie Shaner Carlin, Oprah, Bernadette Peters, Ed Hochuli, Tom Brady, Curt Schilling, and of course -- my mom and dad.

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