Katie’s first introduction to wilderness medicine began in 2006 as a ski patroller at Massanutten Resort in Virginia. She graduated from James Madison University with a BS in Athletic Training in 2008 and went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science/Sports Medicine from the University of Utah in 2011. Originally from ‘Almost Heaven’, Katie summers in Fayetteville WV, working as a white water raft guide, independent contractor ATC, and overall outdoor enthusiast.  In her free time, she enjoys making jewelry and hanging out with her dog Moonshine (aka, Shiner). Katie is passionate about sharing the world of wilderness medicine with others and can’t wait to continue traveling around this great country.