Katie grew up in the majestic beauty of Seattle, where she gained a deep appreciation for wilderness and wildlife through exploration of the waters, islands, mountains, forest, and farmlands of the Pacific Northwest. After living in New York City and Missouri, she moved to Western Massachusetts in 2010 and loves all that the area has to offer. Over the years, she has held many different jobs, ranging from knitting instructor at a local yarn shop to librarian in the rare book room of a large, public university. She likes to bake, hike, bike, craft, and cook and eat delicious food. Her passion for local food and land will be put to good use in her position as MassLIFT-Americorps Community Engagement Coordinator at Hilltown Land Trust & Grow Food Northampton.