By Amy C. Witt
lindsay –Being a mother is a full-time job in itself. Balancing being a mother, wife, caregiver, grandmother and working three jobs isn’t something many can handle. Its no wonder why the humble Cathy Moreno was nominated as Lindsay’s 2016 woman of the year.
“I feel so honored to have won this award. Knowing the woman in the past who have received this award is definitely an honor and a surprise,” Moreno says.
In 1981, Moreno moved to Lindsay on her 13th birthday from Orange County. From the small town atmosphere to the beautiful scenery, Moreno has been admiring the city she calls home for 36 years. During the day, Moreno juggles working for G.J. Gardener Homes, a realtor for Avedian Properties and bookkeeping for Korsgaden/Jansma Insurance Agency. Moreno is no rookie to the industry as she has been a real estate agent for nine years.
“I love the small town atmosphere and I love that I can go to the grocery store and stop and talk to people,” Moreno expresses as one of her favorite parts of Lindsay.
Despite her demanding work hours, family, friends and church are always at the top of her list. Married for 30 years to husband Frank, they have three children and three grandchildren. Additionally, Moreno takes care of her 29 year old son Jeremy, who suffered from meningitis leaving him a quadriplegic. She has been active in the Lindsay church for 30 years and also the family’s current church, Visalia First Assembly. When she has free times, she loves to shop and really enjoys decorating.
Outside of her busy schedule, her community involvement has been focused on volunteering as co-chapter leader to Helping One Woman, a Fresno-based organization that asks women to bring $20 for dinner one night per month to help raise enough money to help a fellow woman in need.
“The love and support that the community provides is something special. I am just so blessed.”