Katie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Minor in Disability Studies, at Pacific University in Oregon. During high school and college, Katie’s passion for helping children with disabilities participate more fully in their community grew through involvement in Seattle Parks Specialized Programs, Unified Sports, and TOPS soccer. Since graduation, she has worked as a pediatric physical therapist in outpatient settings and has experience working with children with various diagnoses including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, toe walking, torticollis, developmental delay, genetic disorders, and motor coordination difficulties. Katie enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities. She believes in the importance of engaging in exercise and activities through child-led play while also incorporating it into their daily routine.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her puppy, family and friends, hiking, and traveling.