Katie grew up in Virginia where her family encouraged her love for nature and animals. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2010. Shortly after graduation, Katie moved to Florida to begin a career in zoo animal care and training. After several years in the zoological field, Katie decided to pursue a different focus in animal care and graduated from Hillsborough Community College with her Veterinary Technology degree in 2016. Katie spent 2017 working in emergency veterinary medicine, exotic animal care, and wildlife veterinary medicine before she joined the Cypress Creek Animal Hospital team in July 2018. Katie shares her home with her two cats, Tran and Honeybell, her dog, Philip, and her tortoise, Baba Yaga.