Katie graduated with her BA in Fine Arts from New College, a small, unique, honors college in Sarasota, Florida. She was born and raised in Florida, living in Miami, Tallahassee, and Sarasota over the years. Having dreamed of living in California for many years, she finally moved to Southern California in August 2009. Before moving to California she was the Art teacher at a small boarding school for troubled kids. She loves working with and inspiring students of all ages. She enjoys painting, photography, making jewelry, doing yoga, spending time in nature, gardening, and collecting gems and crystals.