Kathy Goeke - Skating Director
USFSA, PSA-RFS/MG: The current Director of Figure Skating at Chaparral. Kathy has been coaching more than 30 years. She is a Professional Skating Association Master-rated coach and has served as a seminar presenter and ratings examiner. Her interests span far from the ice, though, including camping and hiking in the Rocky Mountains, anime and science fiction cosplay, panelist presentations at anime conventions, and dog fostering for Texas Great Pyrenees Association and Austin Dog Rescue.
She is also a traditional archer, shooting with longbows and historical archery equipment (no compound bows with “training wheels”) and has won and placed inmultiple tournaments with the Society for Creative Anachronism and at various Renaissance faires. She was the registered archery marshal for the SCA’s Barony of Bryn Gwlad for 3 years, in charge of all archery activities for the area, including schedulingand conductingtournaments, and was awarded the Order of the Sable Martlet for her service to the organization.
She was a TCNA award-winning reporter/photographer/columnist for Hill Country News and Granite Publications from 2003-2010, and a columnist for the PSA's "Professional Skater" magazine from 2010-2016. She has been the chief editorial advisor to a highly-respected biomechanics professor for his articles for publication, including international publication (Czech Republic), since 2010 (Lee Cabell, B.S., M.S., Ed.D., USFSA, PSA, ISU, ASCM, ISB, ISBS, NCSA). She is also a two-time cancer survivor, having battled Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2005 and breast cancer in 2007.