ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Name: Catherine Hiles
Title: Senior Editor, Performance, BobVila.com
Catherine Hiles is a senior editor for the Performance team at BobVila.com. She brings a decade of experience writing, editing, and publishing in a variety of different industries, from home and automotive to finance and travel.
Expertise and Experience
Catherine is a senior editor at BobVila.com who is based in Dayton, Ohio. She has more than a decade of experience writing, editing, and publishing in a variety of industries, including home, automotive, finance, insurance, travel, entertainment, pet care, and parenting. Her work has been published in The Penny Hoarder, WDW Magazine, The News Wheel, City Mom Collective, and more.
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