Katie received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, in 2003. She began her career working in the acute care hospital setting in both Chapel Hill, NC, and Washington, D.C. While in D.C., she developed an interest in wound care, working primarily with wounds involving the upper extremities. This experience led to her transition from the acute care hospital setting to outpatient hand therapy in 2010. She later relocated with her family to New Bern, NC and worked part-time at Bayview Nursing and Rehabilitation while staying home with her children. In July 2015, Katie began working full-time with the team at Carolina Orthopedics. Katie has a passion for hand therapy and is working toward her certification in in this area.