Katie grew up in the Finger Lakes area of upstate New York . She has always had animals of her own and grew up riding and showing horses. She graduated with her bachelors degree in Psychology from Oswego State University. After college, Katie worked a few years in a hotel and eventually moved to Maryland when her boyfriend found a job in Baltimore. Once in Maryland, Katie decided to do what she really loved: working with animals. Here, she worked in two different veterinary hospitals and gained some experience working in small animal practices. In 2014, Katie got married and she and her husband, John went on their honeymoon in Yellowstone National Park and stayed a few nights in Jackson, Wyoming. While in Jackson, her husband decided to apply for a job and a few months later they drove across the country from Maryland to Wyoming. In 2016, Katie and John moved to Star Valley with their daughter, Anna and dog, Sammi. In her spare time, Katie enjoys riding horses and training her dog in dog agility.