October Model of the Month: Kathleen O’Neil
SCW: Name? Hometown? Current place of residence?
KT: Kathleen H. O’Neil, Born in Butte, Montana which is one of the largest and most notorious copper-boom towns in the American West. Grew up in the Willamette Valley in the heart of Oregon’s agriculture country. Reside in Santa Cruz, California since 2002; one of the most sacred places on earth!
SCW: How old were you when you left Montana?
KT: I never really left… My family still farms there. We moved to Oregon when I was in Preschool.
SCW: What do they farm?
KT: Organic wheat, hay, barley, etc…
SCW: Have Aliens ever made a crop circle on one of their fields??
KT: Ha ha yeas..!! How did you know? I think it was really just the neighborhood Amish with their horse and buggy though. Joy ridding!
SCW: Ya gotta watch out for those crazy Amish folk…
SCW: Have you ever touched a real life buffalo??
KT: Ha! That’d be a wee bit dangerous! I ate one once in a burrito.
SCW: Woah, how was it?
KT: Not the biggest fan. That’s probably why it only happened once.
SCW: So did you ever surf growing up in Oregon?
KT: Ya, it was fun but the wind chill made it pretty frigid… The water is not that bad though.
SCW: So what does Katie O’neill do for kicks??
KT: Immerse myself in nature, work, play, dance, music, and art.
SCW: What type of music are you into at the moment?
KT: Breathe by Telepopmusik is playing right now. Believe it or not I play classical piano, the guitar and I am a turntablest. I’ve been trained in voice for years when I was younger. Photo: Sven J. Van Rooij
SCW: What would a favorite day in SC consist of??
KT: Fav day in SC would consist of: running in the woods, landing a big contract, surfing a perfect wave, and going to an epic show with my favorite people.
SCW: Awesome! Thanks for your time Katie! Anyone you’d like to give a shout out to?
KT: Northwest Habitat Institute – http://www.nwhi.org/ , Intero Santa Cruz Harbor – http://www.interosantacruz.com/ , All the photographers; make-up/hair artist; clothing designers; legendary surfboard shaper Steve Coletta, O’Neill Wetsuits, Santa Cruz Waves, Mother Nature, and all of you who have faith in my success especially my friends and family! You Rule!