Kathleen Malloy has lived in Tuolumne County for over 29 years. Always an active community volunteer she has worked with environmental, historical and educational organizations, as well as programs empowering individuals. She holds a Master in Divinity degree from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, (Starr King School for the Ministry) and currently works as a substance abuse counselor at Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown.

A strong believer in the power of individuals to create positive social change, she has been working on the Motherlode Martin Luther King Jr. Committee for over 10 years.

She lives in Big Oak Flat with her husband Michael. They have 2 sons, 2 cats, a dog and acres of poison oak.