Katie was born and raised locally in Sonoma County. She grew up in an outdoorsy family, camping often and spending time on her grandparents’ ranch. Katie has loved animals of all kinds from a very young age; then was taught by her grandmother to ride and care for horses. Katie purchased her first forever horse when she was just 18 and enjoyed the challenge of working with a young, high-spirited mare.
Since early teens, she has been sharing her love of animals while mentoring others. After Katie graduated high school, she continued to follow her passion for horses. She sought out jobs in the equine industry: as a groom, trail guide, and as a stable hand working her way up to a barn manager. Katie is also currently working as an equine veterinary assistant with a local equine veterinary specialist. Always being interested in veterinary science, she began attending Santa Rosa Junior College with the intent to obtain her certification as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has enjoyed equine studies such as equine nutrition, farrier science, equine acupressure and massage.
In Katie’s spare time she continues to enjoy studies in the equine field and spending time outdoors, especially with her horses and dogs.