Katy is a native South Carolinian, but has been in the Asheville area for over 20 years and certainly calls it home. After graduating from Clemson University with a Bachelors of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, she moved to Colorado, where she explored the many natural wonders of the west. She worked in Recreation Resource Management and Outdoor Education for over 10 years. After the births of her two daughters, she found her way to the world of Finance and Operations. She spends her free time hiking, backpacking, skiing, and enjoying the river. She is happiest in the great outdoors and is grateful to work for an organization that strives to improve our watershed and community.