Katie is a certified professional dog stylist at Parkside Animal Care Center. She graduated from Golden Paws Grooming Academy in September 2009, where she learned to groom all breeds of dogs and cats. While in 4-H, Katie also gained experience grooming rabbits, as she owned and showed an angora rabbit and other breeds, too. She feels the best part of her job is communicating with pet-parents to style their pet to what they want.
In addition to being a certified groomer, Katie is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. While attending college, Katie did an internship at Walt Disney World, where she met many friends that live all over the country and world. She was a seasonal cast member until 2009 and loves catching up with her friends by phone or traveling for a visit.
Katie resides in Pulaski with her mother and her fur babies: Rudy, the old man, is a chocolate lab; Otis, the young, ball-crazy boy, is also a chocolate lab; and Gabbie, the baby and princess, is a Chinese Crested Powderpuff. Katie loves spending her time off with the fur babies. She also has two rabbits – Sweet Pea, a Californian, and Lillian Rose, a Holland Lop.