Katie’s diverse, international background influences her design concepts. She spent five years living and working abroad. Her international experience ranges from teaching art in Japan to property development in Central America. In Japan, Katie was the Coordinator of International Art and English Relations. While living in Costa Rica for two years, Katie worked on various development projects and transformed a dilapidated building into a beautiful beachfront estate.
Upon returning to the United States, Katie went to work for Pottery Barn and became a Certified Design Specialist. Katie has five years of design experience through Pottery Barn. She received her Associate of Arts in Art from Saddleback College in Southern California and her Bachelor of Arts in Business from Whitworth University in Washington.
Katie is a member of the International Interior Design Association and the American Society of Interior Designers.