Katie’s father was an operator in a water treatment plant. She saw the hard work and commitment that operators give to the water industry—and approaches every project and client meeting with the operator’s perspective in mind. Her belief that everyone deserves safe, reliable drinking water motivates her. As a regional sector lead for water treatment, Katie’s responsibilities include keeping current with treatment technology advances, Safe Drinking Water Act regulations, and trends in the drinking water treatment industry. Working as a project technical leader on many drinking water projects, she manages a team of engineers and mentors younger engineers to help them grow in their professional development.
A long-time Water For People (WFP) volunteer, Katie’s served as WFP committee chair in multiple states, organizing dozens of fundraising events so that people across the globe have access to clean drinking water. She’s spent her vacation time traveling to India for a WFP volunteer trip to assist in-country staff with gathering critical data.
On weekends, Katie spends time with her husband and small daughter getting outdoors as much as possible. She admits that she’s a habitual starter of new hobbies such as knitting, sewing, sourdough bread baking, crocheting—most of which don’t stick, but she fancies herself an amateur “maker of things.”