Katie was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. She spent her childhood summers on the water in the Florida keys and competing in swimming championships in the pool.
She was awarded a scholarship to swim for a Division I school in New York at St. Bonaventure University where she studied Philosophy, Psychology and Art. Later she transferred back to Florida to swim for the University of Tampa where she balanced athletics and academics competing at the Division II NCAAs each year and obtaining a degree in Advertising and Public Relations.
After graduating Katie spent her time traveling and diving the Bahamas, Caribbean, and Central America funded by her part time Ocean Rescue job in Deerfield Beach.
Now Katie assists the 26 North Team with her organizational and time management skills along with her strategic problem-solving, critical thinking and can-do attitude. 26 North Yachts allows Katie to stay close to what keeps her in South Florida, the sun and the sea.