Catherine Pond

Catherine Pond

Marketing Specialist

Catherine Seiberling Pond joined the Willa Cather Foundation in 2018 as its marketing coordinator and was promoted to marketing specialist in 2023. Prior to joining the Willa Cather Foundation staff, Catherine worked for numerous historic sites, and academic and historic nonprofits in donor and public relations. She began her career living and giving tours in a Victorian house museum in Boston, followed by four years as site manager for Barrett House, a property owned by Historic New England. Catherine has her master's in historic preservation from Boston University and a bachelor's in art history from Wheaton College in Massachusetts. In 2023, Catherine was certified as a digital marketing professional with DMI and the American Marketing Association.

As a freelance writer specializing in articles on home and place, Catherine has written for a variety of media outlets: most recently The New Territory and Literary Hub, and she is a regular contributor to a website on country living, Rethink:Rural. In 2007 she wrote The Pantry—Its History and Modern Uses, a cultural, design and architectural history of domestic spaces, published by Gibbs Smith. 

While growing up in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, Catherine developed a deep appreciation for Willa Cather's writing and is especially interested in the author's use of landscape, architecture, and domestic scenes in her fiction. In 2008, Catherine and her family moved from their New Hampshire home to a Kentucky farm and from where she works remotely, with trips to Red Cloud throughout the year. She is happily surrounded by cows, bullmastiffs, and a growing brood of grandchildren.