About Catherine

A Leader With A Vision

Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi’s vision for Mohave County is rooted in a lifetime of community dedication and entrepreneurship. From establishing the Bullhead City Insurance Center to leading youth in the Desert Gallopers 4-H Club, her journey reflects a deep commitment to fostering growth and unity. Catherine envisions a future where economic prosperity, education, and environmental stewardship thrive—inspired by her hands-on experience in building and supporting local initiatives. Her campaign for District 5 Supervisor is a call to action for all residents to join her in shaping a resilient Mohave County where every voice matters and collective efforts lead to meaningful progress. Together, we can transform our community’s challenges into opportunities for all.


Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi: a Pillar of Mohave County's Growth and Prosperity

Meet Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi, a dedicated community leader and entrepreneur deeply rooted in the heart of Mohave County. Since relocating from Southern California in 1977 at the tender age of seven, Catherine has been an eyewitness and key contributor to the remarkable evolution of our community. Her journey from a young observer to a central figure in Mohave County’s development is a testament to her unwavering commitment to fostering growth, prosperity, and unity within our vibrant community. Catherine’s entrepreneurial spirit was kindled in her early years, inspired by her father, a local business owner of Mike’s Brake and Alignment. Here, she absorbed the essence of hard work, discipline, integrity, and pride—not just in one’s work but in the community’s wellbeing. Her father, also a co-founder of the “River Cruizer’s,” instilled in her the importance of community service, a value that has guided her throughout her life.
At the age of 17, Catherine embarked on a professional journey in banking and mortgage lending. She showcased her innate leadership and pioneering spirit by establishing the first in-store bank branch inside Bullhead City’s Walmart in 2000. However, her entrepreneurial
journey reached a milestone in 2004 when she opened the Bullhead City Insurance Center. Starting with her parents and herself as the first clients, she has grown the business into a trusted community pillar, licensed in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Catherine’s business mantra, “Striving to become a lifelong partner with my clients,” reflects her deep commitment to personal and professional integrity. Beyond her business achievements, Catherine’s heart truly belongs to Mohave County. Alongside her husband Glen, a fellow entrepreneur and community supporter, they co-own Kitchen, Bath & Beyond and Mountain View Homes, contributing significantly to the local economy and housing landscape. Their partnership extends beyond business into a shared life filled with love, raising two beautiful daughters who are actively involved in the family’s ventures and community service. Catherine’s community involvement is extensive and impactful. A proud member of the Bullhead City Rotary Club, River Cruizer’s, and the Mohave Valley Contractors Association. She has also been a driving force behind the annual Home and Garden Expo.

Catherine’s dedication is further exemplified through her roles in Community Pride Advocates for the Gary Keith Park Improvements and her decade-long service on the Fort Mohave Mesa Fire Board. Catherine’s past contributions are equally commendable, including nine years on the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, leadership in Girl Scouts, and participation in the Women’s Council, marking the inception of the Boom Box Parade, Western Auction, and the Leadership Program.
Catherine’s commitment to her community shines through not only in her professional achievements and civic involvement but also in her dedication to nurturing the next generation of leaders. As the Horse Project Coordinator for the Desert Gallopers 4-H Club for the past three years, Catherine has played a pivotal role in shaping young minds. In this capacity, she has dedicated herself to teaching local youth about responsible horse care, riding skills, and the value of hard work and perseverance. Her efforts have not only helped participants develop a profound respect for animal welfare but have also equipped them with invaluable life skills, fostering a sense of responsibility, leadership, and community service. Catherine’s role with the Desert Gallopers 4-H Club exemplifies her diverse contributions to the community and her commitment to making a positive, lasting impact on future generations. At the core of Catherine’s professional success and community service is her belief in community stewardship. The Bullhead City Insurance Center is not just a business; it’s a platform for supporting the community through sponsorships and volunteer work.
Catherine’s life story is a narrative of leadership, service, and unwavering commitment to her community. Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi represents the soul of Mohave County—a place she has called home since childhood. Her journey from a young girl watching her community grow to a
leading figure in its ongoing development and prosperity is a powerful reminder of the impact one individual can have on their community. With strong family values, a deep connection to her roots, and a relentless drive to give back, Catherine embodies the spirit of community leadership and entrepreneurial excellence.