Katie was born and raised in Elk Run Heights, IA. After graduating from UNI, she became an elementary school teacher and taught in the Waterloo School District for 10 years. During the pandemic, Katie discovered yoga and fell in love. Yoga became a part of her routine, as well as an amazing part of her son's life. After seeing how much of a positive impact yoga had on her son's life, Katie knew she needed to learn more. Katie completed her 95 Hour Toddler, Kids, and Teen YTT in May 2022 at Gray Lane Yoga through Challenge to Change. She started her 200 Hour YTT in May 2022 at Gray Lane Yoga through Challenge to Change as well. When Katie is not doing yoga, she loves to spend time with her husband and our son, hang out with friends, go camping, travel, and paint.