Katie grew up in Ontario battling cold winters and a lot of travel to pursue her early athletic dreams in alpine skiing. She discovered endurance racing by joining the triathlon club in university as a way to stay in shape. Eventually she would learn about Xterra racing while completing her physiotherapy degree and a few years later began competing as an elite in off-road triathlon and xc mountain biking.
Katie has obtained degrees in life sciences, physical and health education, and physical therapy and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. She has worked as a alpine ski coach and for the past 8 years as a physiotherapist. Her most valuable lessons have come from the struggle of balancing personal and professional life with athletic pursuits. She is looking forward to sharing her experiences and connecting with other ladies looking to do the same!