Katie began working for the Health and Wellness Department at UNC Asheville in 2014. Her previous experience includes providing customer service and administrative support for natural products companies. She has also worked and volunteered for the National Park Service, helped to maintain a small Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm and market, and worked as an art teacher in after school programs.
She earned a BFA degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa where she studied photography, printmaking and ceramics. Katie attended graduate school at the University of Washington in Seattle where she earned a MFA degree with a concentration in Ceramics. Recently she completed the Fundamentals of Herbalism course at the Asheville School of Holistic Herbalism.
As often as possible, Katie enjoys getting out in the forest to hike and explore the diverse plant world of the southern Appalachians. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, yoga, sewing, and drawing. She is very excited to be in Asheville and on the UNC Asheville campus.