Cathy is President of Education Spectrum, Inc., a center-based educational and social skills training center for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Education Spectrum serves more than 400 families in and around the San Gabriel Valley. She holds her Master’s Degree in Public Administration, specializing in Non-profit Organization Management from the University of San Francisco. Recognizing the growing need for employment opportunities for adults with disabilities, she created Danny’s Farm. Opened in November 2007, Danny’s Farm employs and serves persons with special needs. Named for her twenty-year-old son, Danny, who has autism, the Farm is a labor of love.
Jim sustained a 19-year career in professional baseball, playing in the Major Leagues for 14 consecutive years. He pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Los Angeles Dodgers. After a career ending arm injury in 1995, Jim hosted KABC’s “Sports Talk” with co-host Steve Edwards and broadcasted a live show at Dodger Stadium. In 2001 he was Dennis Quaid’s pitching instructor for “The Rookie” and has been an active member of the Los Angeles Dodgers Speakers bureau, making numerous civic and community appearances in and around the Los Angeles area. He is currently the Pitching Coordinator for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. When he is not traveling, he joins Cathy in advocating for autism – raising awareness and building quality programs to help others.
Cathy and Jim raised their children, two of whom have autism, in San Marino, Californa,. They now reside in the Marina del Rey.
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