Katie has a degree in horticulture and has worked in the agricultural industry for over twenty-years. Her experiences range from the depths of soil conservation to the tops of trees, and everything in between. Prior to Pinehurst, Katie was groundskeeper for a retirement community in the Midwest. She has experience in a variety of areas, including residential landscaping, large-scale commercial property management and municipal parks.
Throughout Katie’s career, she has developed a vast knowledge of plants, the green industry and an understanding of how living landscapes coexist. Her passions for horticulture were seeded at an early age on her grandfather’s farm and she still uses his shovel today. Katie enjoys playing in the mud, exploring the Rocky Mountains and inspiring others. One of her greatest achievements is her daughter, Libby, attending art school in Iowa.