DIHAC President / Board Member
Kathryn is a practicing attorney and has been involved in community projects on Dauphin Island for several years.
Prior to organizing DIHAC in March 2013, Kathryn was a founding director of West Bay and Gulf Coast Tourism Development Corporation ("TDC") in 2010. Her work with TDC included the coordination of the inaugural "Seafood, Science and Celebrity"
in March 2011, starring Food Network star, Alton Brown.
Kathryn was later instrumental in the writing and passage of the enabling State legislation for the South Mobile County Tourism Authority (successor to TDC) and negotiated the formation of SMCTA by the Town of Dauphin Island, the City of Bayou La Batre and Mobile County. During Kathryn's tenure as SMCTA's first Executive Director, she created and coordinated events such as the inaugural SeaGrass Music Festival in March 2012, starring Ricky Skaggs, Sarah Watkins and a number of other nationally-known bluegrass artists. Kathryn is also a former Board member of the Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce where her work included creating and coordinating the inaugural Dauphin Island Gumbo Cookoff in April 2010.
Regina balances her time as an arts and culture advocate, science educator, and visual artist. She and her artist engineer husband Benno Kollegger enjoy their horses, donkeys, dogs and cat amidst the wilds of Heron Bayou.
Kathy was a left-brain lawyer in her prior life. She began working with her right-brain about ten years ago painting furniture and creating sea life shadow boxes, crosses and mirrors. She progressed to canvas with art classes in acrylics at Samford University.
She is currently living in Fairhope and loving the many painting classes offered in the area. Kathy loves the beach, seashells and painting with a passion that she hopes shows in her art.
Creating beautiful, lasting works of art is Frank Ledbetter’s passion. Drawing inspiration from the colorful flora and fauna of his native Alabama coast and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Frank renders metal into works of art with an inspired approach to color and form that has become his signature. A self-taught, prolific metal artist, Frank enjoys creating functional pieces, as well as those which are purely decorative. Bringing a client’s idea to fruition is a very rewarding experience for him. He loves creating creatures, both real and imagined, to the delight and surprise of those who see them.