Katie graduated from Purdue University in 2002 with a degree in Management and Marketing. While a student at Purdue she competed as a pole vaulter on the Women's Track team. She was a member of the 1999 Women's Outdoor Big Ten Championship team and was the Big Ten Champion in the Pole Vault in 2001. After graduation Katie took a job with Subaru of America and worked in the marketing department where she did a lot with event sponsorship. Through a business friend Katie was introduced to her husband, Todd, and was married and moved to Traverse City in 2004. After moving to Traverse City Katie began doing pharmaceutical sales and worked hard to earn the President's Club award, an honor given to the top 10 performers in the nation each year. After that Katie worked at Hagerty Insurance in the marketing department and has also been an independent contractor in medical equipment sales.
Katie's dad is a successful real estate appraiser and broker in Grand Rapids and Katie grew up working in his office on weekends. Her sister is a Realtor in Grand Rapids as well. She has taken several real estate appraisal courses and has always enjoyed the real estate business Katie has proven herself to be a go-getter and through hard work and her enthusiastic personality has been successful in her endeavors. She is looking forward to her career as a Realtor and helping buyers and sellers around Traverse City.