As Executive Director, Katie oversees the operations and programs of the organization. She works closely with Wildlands Network’s board of directors to ensures the financial health of the organization and leads long-term organization strategic program development and planning.
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Katie adventured throughout the Intermountain West with her family, enjoying a childhood filled with camping, boating, and hiking. She attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating with a degree in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology and a minor in Corporate Strategy. Having decided on a career in environmental policy, she then attended the University of Oregon School of Law to pursue a degree in Environmental Law. Katie worked as a southwest public lands campaigner for the Center for Biological Diversity before joining the Wildlands Network in 2016.
Katie lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and son, where they enjoy hiking in the Wasatch Mountains and exploring Utah’s fabulous public lands. In her spare time, Katie enjoys getting creative in the kitchen and reading anything she can get her hands on. She also tries to enjoy running.