Kathy owns and operates Almosta Ranch Alpacas in Mohrsville, PA., and has been a spin off judge for several years. It all started in 2003 when she wanted to learn to spin and increase her knowledge about all kinds of natural fiber. As her knowledge and appreciation of exquisite alpaca fiber increased, so did the focus of her breeding program. She now focuses on quality and quantity of fiber produced as opposed to color. Kathy’s first spin off judging experience was the AOBA National Show—beige and whites. Baptism by fire! Kathy believes spinning for a spin off competition is truly a labor of love. She has been doing shows from different areas and enjoys evaluating and spinning samples from all over the country.
Kathy is a registered nurse by profession and when she is not working out of the house or on the farm, she enjoys spending time with her three young grandchildren, being a member of Treadlers Thru Time (a Sheep to Shawl team that competes at the PA Farm Show every year), knitting, and of course, spinning!