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Hi I'm Katie

I'm an outdoor enthusiast with a degree in wildlife conservation. I love exploring the world with my son. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother to one sweet baby boy. I grew up on a small sheep farm in Washington where I developed a deep love for animals, plants, and all of God's creations. My parents took me and my siblings on wonderful adventures including climbing Mt Rainier multiple times. My husband and I both love climbing, hiking, exploring the outdoors and having adventures together. We met working for the Forest Service and both recently earned masters degrees in different biology fields. I am now a full-time mother at home as he works towards a PhD in crop science and genetics. Our son has Phenylketonuria (PKU) which means that he has to follow a very strict diet. Learning to cook for him is both challenging and rewarding.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young child I never doubted that God lives and loves each of us because when I prayed to Him I felt peace and reassurance that He was there listening. Countless times I have witnessed God's answers to my prayers throughout my life, and felt his peace during my most difficult trials. These answers, and these feelings of peace, have been too strong, and too real to let me doubt their divine source. I have often felt that same peace and presence while reading the Bible and Book of Mormon. I know that they are his words for us. I know that He listens to our prayers and will guide our lives if we let Him.

How I live my faith

I believe that families and homes are sacred things. I strive to create a home where the Holy Spirit can reside and learning can take place. At church I help plan and direct the music used in our meetings. Sacred music is a powerful way to bring the Spirit into meetings and the home. I love listening to the messages of hope and praise given in the hymns.