Katie was born in Guelph Ontario where she studied violin at the Suzuki String School of Guelph. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music Education. She then moved to Whitehorse to teach violin, viola and cello. She has played in many orchestras, including the Peterborough, Guelph, and University of Toronto Symphonies, as well as the Problematic Orchestra here in Whitehorse. She has been teaching private and group strings classes for 15 years.