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 8 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.
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.