Katie started playing volleyball in 8th grade and fell in love with the sport immediately. She attended Carpinteria High School (graduated 1999) and played club with Carpinteria Volleyball Club. There she was coached by Mike Maas and Rick Olmstead. She continued her volleyball career at Sonoma State University and played 1999-2003. After graduating from college, Katie came home to Carpinteria and immediately began coaching. She coached at Carpinteria Club from 2004-2011, Carpinteria High School Girls Varsity from 2004-2012 and SBVC from 2011-2016. Now as the club administrator, Katie is looking forward to helping the club off the court.
Katie never stopped playing competitively. She competes in city league here in Santa Barbara and has played in adult tournaments all over the country. Katie met her husband playing volleyball and they love attending local high school and college games. Katie and her husband Kit have two young boys and hope they will love the sport as much as they do.