Katie grew up in Des Moines, IA and graduated from Urbandale HS. She moved to Cedar Rapids in 2007 and attended Kirkwood Community college. She graduated Kirkwood with an AA in science and from the dental assisting program in 2010. She is a registered dental assistant with an x-ray certification. As well as being a dental assistant, Katie also works at Granite City as a part-time bartender. She enjoyes spending time with family and friends.