Catherine Griffin was originally born in Muncie, Indiana and grew up in Logansport, Indiana. She graduated from IU with degrees in drama and speech. She always aspired to be an actress. Soon after school, she met and married the love of her life, a GIA from World War II. She had her own radio show on WSSB in South Bend. Catherine then transitioned into teaching and taught fifth grade for 16 years. Because of this choice of career, she went back to school to get her masters in administration. After her long career as a teacher, Catherine went on to finish her career as a principal in the Chesterton school system. She has one son and one daughter. Due to her love of teaching, Catherine bought a house in Mexico that was transitioned into a teaching center. From this location, Catherine taught fifth grade for 16 years.