Katie graduated with her Bachelors in Art from Truman State University in 2007. Her emphasis of study was in painting. She also received a minor in Justice Systems.
After graduation, Katie moved back to St. Louis where she purchased the retail store Bizzy Beads and Gifts. At Bizzy Beads, she honed her jewelry making skills, developed classes and parties, and managed a successful destination shop.
Katie currently works an 8-5 job in the finance industry but uses all her spare time to pursue creative interests. Projects vary day to day, but her current passion is photography.