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Katrina Cairo

Board Secretary

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Katrina is a fourth generation “Meddybempster” and has been visiting Meddybemps Lake since she was six months old. In addition to her family’s cedar log cabin on the mainland, Katrina was fortunate to purchase an island on the east end of  the lake in 2015 which looks out on the Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge. As a result, the island gets frequent visitors (including mink, otters, loons, and eagles) much to everyone’s delight. As a mother raising two small children in the heart of Chicago, Katrina sees

having a connection to and cultivating an appreciation of nature as more vital than ever. In her spare time, Katrina enjoys reading fantasy and science fiction novels, playing board games, quilting, and baking.     


  • B.A. in Psychology from Western Connecticut State University

  • M.S. in Personnel and Human Resource Development (PHRD), Illinois Institute of Technology

Professional Background

  • Spent ten years as a consultant and project manager in the areas of Employee Development, Human Resources and Organizational Psychology with a specialty in 360 Degree Feedback Assessments and Executive Coaching programs.

  • Owns and operates a real estate management and investment firm in Chicago IL, Parapet LLC.

  • Served as Associate Board President and general member of the Board of Directors of the SitStayRead, a Chicago-based children’s literacy non-profit. Prior to that, Katrina was an in-classroom volunteer for SitStayRead for five years in Chicago Public Schools, supporting SitStayRead’s mission to advance children’s literacy skills using an engaging curriculum, certified dogs, and dedicated volunteers.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Lake Meddybemps Association
  • Secretary/Board Member for the Meddybemps Lake Land Trust
  • Former Member of the SitStayRead Board of Directors
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