During her college years, Katie fell in love with beautiful Colorado. With her degree in hand, Katie began searching for a job anywhere in Colorado. It was Telluride and the magnificent San Juan Mountains that welcomed Katie to her next chapter of life. With her car packed and her now-husband Andy by her side, they ventured to Telluride in June 2010. Katie had found her new home! In January 2015, looking for a more positive involvement with the community and visitors alike, she joined the Alpine Lodging luxury team and continues to enjoy interacting with guests and the community members through her position as Guest Experience Manager.
Katie holds a BS in Architecture/Environmental Design and an MS in Regional and City Planning both from the University of Oklahoma. When she is not skiing and hiking the San Juans, she enjoys traveling, biking and soaking up the Colorado sunshine at festivals with her husband Andy, and their loving White Shepherd, Buddy.