Katie is a professional rock climber based out of the Sierra which she has called home since 2006. Originally from Louisiana she found climbing at the age of 15 and for the last 20 years she has centered her life around making rock climbing and time spent outdoors a priority. Katie has traveled extensively for climbing not just in the US but throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Turkey. Her knowledge of the rock extends from bouldering V10, to sport climbing 5.14, to trad climbing 5.13 and to big walls; she has made several first female ascents in Yosemite, Tuolumne and the Eastern Sierra as well as in the Cirque of the Unclimbables. Katie is currently in the process of receiving her AMGA Rock Guide status. She also helps run a Yosemite based non-profit called Sacred Rok, an organization dedicated to getting youth, primarily from California’s Central Valley, into nature to experience it for themselves. She is currently receiving a Masters in Nutrition and knows a thing or two about eating for health and performance.