Katie moved from Austin, TX to Asheville, NC in 2014 looking for a change and seeking cooler weather. She went to school at Concordia University Texas studying environmental science and music, and also did a semester at Lees McRae College in Banner Elk studying wildlife rehabilitation. She started working for Banfield in October 2015. She has been an animal lover ever since she can remember and has owned about every pocket pet out there. Katie loves animals of all kinds but wildlife, rodents, and reptiles have her heart. At home, she has two tropical fish aquariums, an African clawed frog, and a bearded dragon. In her spare time, Katie loves singing, hanging out with friends, trying all the local coffee shops, watching horror movies, pet sitting, and hanging out downtown.