Kathy Karmondy began working with Ken long before this website was created. They both worked in the Charlotte Opera Shop building sets when they were teenagers. She has a BA in Acting from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Since Gelbach Designs (tvsetdesigns.com parent company) was created, Kathy has worked in just about every area. She handles payroll, job costs, shipping, materials, and company logistics. She has helped build countless sets and traveled the country supervising installation. She can still pack a truck tightly. Her favorite projects are the Billy Graham Museum, the Blue Planet Water Museum, and renovations to St. Peter’s Cathedral in uptown Charlotte, NC.
Fair warning: Kathy can get a little worked up at times. A couple of us used to hide around corners and scare her, but had to stop. The screams were so bloodcurdling that production ceased and everyone in the building ran toward the source of the sound.