Kathleen Owkes is one of the founding members and visionaries of Bozeman Cohousing. She works tirelessly on everything from membership to finance while also raising her kids, Denali and Lochlan, ages six and two. Kathleen originally hails from Michigan. She earned her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado, where she met her husband, Mark. The Owkes moved to Bozeman in 2014 for Mark’s job as a professor at MSU. In addition to helping build this incredible Bozeman neighborhood, Kathleen homeschools her children, spends time skiing, hiking, and camping around Bozeman, and also manages a large family garden.