Katie is a Connecticut native who grew up in Washington, CT. Early on it was obvious that the biggest love in her life would be art. She spent her childhood painting, drawing and flipping through art books. Her passion took her to Pratt Institute for college in Brooklyn, NY where she studied fine arts and photography. She has also found a huge joy in helping others, and spent four years living in Dominican Republic providing education and healthcare to a small village near the Haitian border. As much as she has appreciated the opportunity to travel and live in one of the most amazing cities in the world, Connecticut has always felt like home. She now resides in Sandy Hook, enjoys cooking and hiking with her Australian Cattle Dog, Bandido.