Hi, I am Kathy Banks, and I am really excited to be joining the Ascent team. For the past 23 years I have been working as an elementary and/or junior high school counselor. I have a bachelor’s degree from the U of U and a Master’s degree from Univ. of Phoenix. I was born in SLC and attended schools in Salt Lake, except for a few years as a child living in Germany. This experience has given me the desire to continue traveling, which my husband and I do as often as we can. One of our travel goals is to spend time in all 50 states. In my spare time I like to cook, read, listen to music, and spend time with family and friends. We are also big Utah Jazz, U of U, and BYU fans. We also are movie fans at our house and have been known to have summer movie marathons with family and friends, usually watching Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or the Harry Potter series.