Founder and Director of the 3 Rivers Screenwriters Conference, Cathy has extensive experience in the fields of project management, arts development and administration.
She has worked in multiple arenas and sectors from non-profit real estate project management to graphic design and video production. Art direction, content development, and client relations are among her particular strengths.
Most recently, Cathy worked at Apple for five years. While maintaining a remote office in Pittsburgh, PA, she gained a comprehensive knowledge of human resources, recruiting, systems finance, facility management, and employee relations. There, she supported three Directors along with their corresponding team members located in Pittsburgh, Silicon Valley, and elsewhere.
Cathy is passionate about community, arts and non-profit development. She has maintained board positions at the Union Project (6 years) and more recently was the Programming Director for the local Pittsburgh chapter of AIGA, the professional organization for graphic arts.
Her interest in all things art, drama, theater, writing and film stem from her youth. Cathy regularly attended Saturday morning acting classes at the Pittsburgh Playhouse and was a frequent performer on the stage of the Ellis School where she attended K-12.
Ms. Rescher is thrilled to launch the 3 Rivers Screenwriters Conference. Her hope is that the conference will connect local talent here in Southwest Pennsylvania to film and television industry professionals living in regions across the country.
Cathy holds a bachelor’s degree from Drew University in anthropology and a minor in art.