Katie has been a huge dreamer for as long as she can remember, and always fearlessly pursued her goals.
Katie started playing both beach and indoor volleyball when she was a child. She has always loved the sport, and in high school she had dreams of playing professionally. Originally, she had signed to play for Weber University in Florida. When the coach left, and her scholarship somehow was voided, she turned to Stetson University. However, Katie only got to play for half a semester before an NCAA error rendered her “ineligible” for Division 1 sports — an error that wouldn’t be found out until an entire semester later. So, after what felt like defeat after defeat, and a lot of setbacks, Katie took a few years off and almost gave up her dream entirely.
In her time away from the sport, Katie got married and moved from her home town in Colorado to Hawaii, where she was running her own company coaching others into living their God-given destiny through spirit, soul, and body health. She also started a PhD program to become a Natural Medicine Doctor. Shortly after moving there, she began a second company for organic interior design, working on multimillion dollar renovations. She also published a book about how to design a non-toxic home. She had always been obsessed with fitness and holistic health, but it was here, living on the beach, where she really fell in love with beach volleyball again.
After attending Next Level Experience, where Michael McIntyre and the whole team called her into another level of greatness and accountability, Katie’s dream was fully reignited. She and her husband felt led to move their interior design company to Texas, where she found herself surrounded by people who believed in her—and her impossible dreams! It was here she really took the leap and started regular training, as well as competed in semi-pro tournaments.
Throughout the years of building different businesses, coaching others, and growing in her faith, Katie has had a single, burning desire: fulfill the God-call on her life. As she connected others to their dreams, she felt her own was still burning deep inside her. Finally, she decided she had to go all in to pursue where she felt God was leading her. So, she gave up all her business ventures to pursue professional beach volleyball, full time!