"The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me."
- Ayn Rand
Cat has been married for 11 years to Dr. John Parks, a native Texan who grew up in Houston. John served in the Navy and is a retired anesthesiologist.
Cat and John share 10 year-old son Pierce and four grown stepchildren: Lura McBride (President & CEO of Van Meter Inc.), Trevor Parks (President of Trevor Parks Construction Company), Hunter Parks (President of Hunter Companies), and Dr. Clayton Parks (Parks & Schmidt Orthodontics). They have 12 grandchildren. The Parks’ are blessed to be part of the family at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
John and Cat own The Trinity Ranches, in Texas and New Mexico. They breed, raise, and train American Quarter Horses and travel across the United States teaching horsemanship clinics and seminars. The ranch has hosted events for 50-500 daily guests from 25 states and 7 countries.