Katie was born in Pekin, Illinois and moved to Overland Park, Kansas at the age of four. In fourth grade, her family moved to Storm Lake, Iowa where she lived until she graduated high school in 2002.
Her parents, Dave and Mary, live in Storm Lake. Katie is the oldest of four kids. Her sister, Becky, moved to Kansas City from Minneapolis in 2012 to get a second degree in elementary education. Her brother Ryan lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa with his wife Megan. Ryan and Megan got married in July 2013. Katie’s youngest brother, Andy, is a sophomore at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and is studying accounting like his big sister.
After high school, Katie attended the University of Kansas where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She received her bachelors and masters degrees in accounting. Katie is currently a CPA and is working for Crestwood Midstream Partners in Kansas City.