My name is Cate Cardella! I was born and raised in DeKalb, my parents still live in the same brick house on South Second street. At one time we even had a white picket fence. I was able to attend Tyler elementary school, the building my mom helped open with principal George Riccio in 1969 and in 2012 I taught Kindergarten in the same room where Donna Bennett taught me. In 1995 I moved to Clearwater, Florida but despite meeting some life long friends, never really felt like I could get my roots planted there. In 2011 I came up for a summer visit and fell in love with my high school friend, Fred Cardella. Three months and one day later we were married. Today we live in the Historic Ellwood Neighborhood with our son Clayton, two dogs and two cats.