About the Authors

Margaret Holden & Catherine Frank

Margy_Cathy_400x293Margy Holden has worked for nonprofit and for-profit corporations, and as an organizational development and career consultant. She has chaired and participates in a number of nonprofit boards. She writes occasional articles and coauthored the Women’s Job Search Handbook. Margy is happy to be retired so she has more time to garden, hike, bike, and paddle, and swim in the Champlain islands in the summer and the Bahamas in the winter, and visit her children and grandchildren.

Cathy Frank is a former, long-time instructor at the Community College of Vermont and computer consultant, and currently an independent website designer. She has been a member and chairperson of numerous nonprofit boards on the local and regional level. A long-time summer resident of the Champlain Islands, she enjoys biking, hiking, kayaking, swimming and cross-country skiing.  She has hiked the length of Vermont’s Long Trail. Cathy is trying to be retired so she too can spend more time with her children and grandchildren.

Together Margy and Cathy have circumnavigated Lake Champlain and coauthored “A Kayaker’s Guide to Lake Champlain: Exploring the Vermont, New York, and Quebec Shores.” Margy and Cathy’s travels on Lake Champlain have been featured as presentations before numerous organizations, on television, and in the local press. Both women are committed to promoting a heightened awareness of Lake Champlain, its tributaries, strengths, and its issues.