Catherine Durkin Robinson (she/her): Owner and End-of-Life Doula*
Catherine grew up in Tampa and attended Adams Junior High, Chamberlain High School and University of South Florida. In her youth, she belonged to the Catholic faith-based community, acted in local theatre and endorsed progressive politics.
In her twenties, Catherine converted to Judaism at Kol Ami, a conservative synagogue in North Tampa, married and moved to Boston for several years.
She and her husband returned to Tampa, raising two sons surrounded by friends and family. Their community included North Tampa: JCC Preschool, Beth Am (a reform synagogue), Hillel Day School and Williams Middle Magnet. They also lived in South Tampa as members of Schaarai Zedek (a reform synagogue) with their sons attending Plant High School.
Catherine organized for the Democratic Party, taught high school social studies in Hillsborough County School District, and wrote syndicated columns for Creative Loafing and The Tampa Tribune. She led the advocacy movement for education equity in Florida at Step Up For Students.
Catherine recently graduated from The University of Vermont’s End-of-Life Doula Program and is a member of National End-of-Life Doula Alliance. She has logged over 100 volunteer hours with Seasons Hospice and LifePath Hospice. Catherine also completed the LGBTQ+ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training through Metro Inclusive Health.
In her spare time, Catherine enjoys yoga, running and cycling.
She is fully vaccinated, background-checked and fingerprinted through Care.com and hospice. She is also registered with the state of Florida to provide pre-need funeral services.