Kathy Zant

Hi. I’m Kathy Zant. I’m a writer, speaker, geek and mom to two amazing, hilarious children. 

Though I no longer live there, I consider Mount Shasta my home on earth. I miss it tremendously. I spent two very productive years in Phoenix, Arizona, and now I’m living in the wilds of rural Texas. Of skills I’ve recently acquired being back in Texas: I can now identify at least 20 different kinds of snakes.

For 20 years, I’ve built web applications for large Fortune 100 corporations, independent entrepreneurs, and everyone in between. I have worked with a number of technologies, but I feel most at home working with web-based data-driven applications such as WordPress. I am passionate about making complex technology easily accessible for everyone. 

I’ve been fairly involved with the WordPress community over the last few years, primarily as a speaker at many WordCamps around the world but also as an organizer for WordCamp Phoenix for 2019-2020 and WordCamp US 2021 online.

I’ve been writing online in various incarnations and on various platforms since 1996. I have strong opinions held loosely. I err on the side of comedy.

Life is too short to not have fun. If it’s not fun, even if it used to be, stop.

I love telling inspiring stories. Most of what I write here are the stories that have held the most meaning for me.

My days are filled with golden retrievers, writing, meditation, yoga and helping people get more out of WordPress. You can also read what I am doing now.