Katie graduated from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia and earned a master’s degree in community agency counseling from Montevallo University in Montevallo, Alabama.
She has been at ACED for almost 10 years and has worked with preteen and teenage girls for more than 20 years in various ways. She was an English teacher, coached field hockey and lacrosse, a long time summer-camp counselor, working in the community programs Girls’ Inc and Girls On the Run, as well as the director of youth programs on a cruise ship. The cruise ship, Katie says, was by far the craziest job she’s ever had.
Katie works diligently to coordinate all adolescent programming and services for ACED’s adolescent clients. She works alongside parents, families and the extended community of all adolescent clients at ACED. She works directly with the client’s school system providing education and outreach to ensure each client’s academic needs are carefully coordinated and met. She is currently completing her advanced Family Based Therapy (FBT) Training, and proud to soon be among the first Southeastern Certified FBT therapists.
She practices Asthtanga Yoga, loves her cat Scout and her small dog, Honey. She is an Education for Ministry, EFM, mentor and has been selected to the Bishop’s standing committee.
Although her preferred nickname is Katie, others call her Minion, Sparky, and Katie Lou. Whatever the name, Katie is a ball of energy who loves nature and traveling — enough to scuba dive with sharks.