Katie first joined the MREA as a staff member in 2009 as the Receptionist/Office Manager. After a 10+ year hiatus, she has returned to her roots as the Events Coordinator. She is excited to be on the team that organizes The Energy Fair, which has always been so near and dear to her heart. Katie loves how the fair brings together such a diverse group of people who all have a common goal. It is the nicest crowd of people you will ever meet; she is sure of it!
Katie graduated from UW-Stevens Point with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, Social Science, and Natural Science. She has a love for fermentation which led her to work at a brewery for five years. She also has a passion for helping animals in need. She interned at a wildlife rehabilitation hospital and has adopted many homeless pets over the years. For now, Katie is happy to stick to homebrewing kombucha and spending time with her husband, elderly cat, and three dogs.