Katie is originally from DeWitt, Michigan (near Lansing), but she would rather talk with you about the time she has spent in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Ecology, and worked for the National Parks Service at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on invasive species management for three summers.
Katie went on to incorporate this employment into her study for a Master of Science at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. During this time, she worked with the NPS for an additional two summers to complete research for her Master’s thesis: continuing a long-term study on the effects of herbicides on spotted knapweed and native plant communities.
Katie was thrilled to move north again to work in Traverse City, and enjoys most outdoor activities and a few indoor ones, including backpacking and hiking, camping, skiing, horseback riding, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, gardening, reading, knitting, and cooking.
Phone: 231.941.0960 x 29