Katie started her professional career as a youth worker and has since worked in the outdoor industry for over 12 years. She has a wealth of experience in a variety of settings including education and the third sector. Through her work experiences, Katie has had the opportunity to support young people from diverse backgrounds, from those identified as ‘more able and talented’ and young people with complex needs.
Katie enjoys taking part in many varied activities; from mountain biking to paddlesports; hiking to volunteering. She has a passion for caving and stand-up paddleboarding and is a member of several outdoor activity clubs which allows her to interact with different types of people, broadening her knowledge and life experience. She strongly believes in leading by example and gaining experiences that aid both her personal and professional development. She has snow shoed 100km across the Arctic Circle and completed an ultra-marathon in the Sahara Desert. She draws upon these experiences to inspire the young people she works with.