Katie has been rowing for 15 years starting as a novice at Farmington High School where, as a senior, she was a girls team captain. She went on to row at Mount Holyoke College and was a 2 time recipient of the Holly Metcalf Team Award, awarded to a team member dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in rowing. She was also named a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar Athlete in 2007. Katie continues to row competitively as part of the FVRA racing team. She won a silver medal in the 2016 Masters Nationals in the Mixed A 2x event. She is a certified USRowing Level 2 Performance Coach. Her primary coaching focus is in sculling but she also works extensively with the racing teams. She has also coached at Craftsbury Sculling Center in Craftsbury, VT. Katie believes in the “holistic” approach to coaching – taking into account both mental and physical aspects of the sport. She is a graphic and web designer in real life, has recently taken up bee and chicken keeping.