Since 2001 Katie has worked in the fitness and wellness industry, first as a Senior Trainer for YogaFit, leading trainings around the country to certify instructors in numerous specialties and modalities. Then, in 2012 she became Director of Leadership Development program for Holy Yoga Global, LLC, an international Christ-centered nonprofit, where she served on the core team overseeing leadership training for the staff and volunteers, as well as training hundreds of wellness professionals to lead gospel-centered programs addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of seekers and followers of Jesus. She has also written and taught curriculum on grief, trauma, eating disorders, weight loss, and more. Her YogaFit DVD was awarded "DVD of the Year" by Fitness Magazine, and her articles have been published in numerous publications including Bride Magazine, Om Yoga and Lifestyle, and Seattle Woman Magazine. Most recently, Katie started her own ministry, Be New, focused on equipping and empowering servant leaders to pursue their callings in their unique circles of influence. She is a Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC) through Christian Coach Institute and Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, with additional training in Group and Team Coaching. She has an M.A. in English Literature, is an E-RYT and YACEP through Yoga Alliance, C-HYI Master Instructor through Holy Yoga. Katie and her husband Kevin live on Bainbridge Island, WA, where she was raised. Katie's greatest passions are being a mother, and leading with the love and Truth found in Christ alone.