Being a lifelong horse lover is what brought Katie to the University of Kentucky, which led to meeting her husband Nick in her final semester in 2009. After graduating, she returned home to Michigan for a job in her field, and eventually moved back down to Northern Kentucky after marrying Nick in 2011. Together, they bought their first horse, a yearling Half Arabian mare named Izzie. Showing successfully across the state of Kentucky eventually culminated in a trip to Sport Horse Nationals and the addition of a second horse, a purebred Arabian gelding named Diego.
Katie has regularly shown at the NKHN show with her two horses and has been a part of the show committee for a few years. When they are not showing, Katie and Nick enjoy trail riding around the family property.