Life-long learner, planner, giver, pez-dispenser collector, amateur farmer.
Likes: Compassion, farm life, sticky-notes, creativity, listening to the waves crash on the beach, country music.
Dislikes: Perfectionism, black coffee, closed-mindedness, authoritarianism, big cities, daylight savings time.
Katie is a third-generation resident of Jefferson County. After spending nearly 10 years away, Katie is happy to be back and serving in the community that she calls home.
Katie holds a master’s degree in social work and specialized in child welfare. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field, both professionally and personally. Prior to coming to Olympic Angels, Katie worked as a social worker, volunteered as a CASA/GAL, and worked for multiple non-profits serving the foster community. Not only does she have the experience of growing up with foster siblings, she also became a foster parent herself at the age of 21.
Katie has a heart for foster families, caregivers, parents, and youth, who find themselves having to navigate an often overwhelming and challenging system with little support and minimal community resources. Having struggled as a single foster parent herself, as well as an overloaded state social worker, Katie’s dream is for every foster family to feel fully supported and to be surrounded by genuinely authentic, meaningful relationships that empower them to continue the important work they’re doing in the lives of children. Katie is looking forward to sharing her passion and experiences with the community through her work here at Olympic Angels.