Catherine Toone “Cat,” grew up in Grand Blanc and attended Powers Catholic in Flint. In March of 2018, she married Kelly Toone, a chef by trade and Vice President of Plum Market Food Service. They currently live in Grand Blanc and have one son together named Liam. Cat’s son Owen was born in 2007 and currently lives with her in Grand Blanc.
Overcoming Life’s Challenges
Owen has had a special journey that has had a profound impact on Cat. Having received a prenatal diagnosis of lethal skeletal dysplasia, Owen was expected to live just hours after birth. Despite the grim prognosis, he was born healthy. He has since been diagnosed with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. To share her journey as a parent, Cat became a blogger on “How Life Is Measured.” The blog is still found by parents grappling with a diagnosis of lethal skeletal dysplasia. She has connected with families from New Zealand to South Africa regarding skeletal dysplasia and dwarfism and has an amazing network of support. Owen also participates in a yearly patient panel for the genetics clinic at Wayne State Medical School. He enjoys his local celebrity status and lives a typical pre-teen life.
Unique Management Experience
Cat attended the University of Michigan and majored in philosophy. Following her education, she landed a position with the Palace of Auburn Hills as the Backstage Manager. She remained at this position for 12 years and had many great interactions with guests. She once spilled Dr. Pepper on Vince Neil, and she remembers the day that Harry Connick Jr. told her she had a good aura. In 2012, Cat eventually transitioned her interpersonal and communication skills to a career in the financial industry for a private financial firm in Auburn Hills.
A Passion for Helping Clients Thrive
Core Financial Group recruited Cat in 2017 given her drive, hard work, and exceptional talents in the financial industry. She works closely with current and prospective clients. She enjoys learning about everyone’s unique story. She has witnessed the positive effects that a retirement plan has had on families and couples, most notably the decreasing stress level of the parents and people preparing for retirement. By far, one of the most satisfying parts of her job is becoming a staple in the lives of her clients.
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