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Hi I'm Katie

I was born and raised in Texas. I love to play and teach music. I am a wife and mom. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I started playing the viola at age 10, and always knew I wanted to continue well after high school. I loved the power the music has to move, influence, and change people. I started college majoring in viola performance. I met my husband in a piano class in college. At the time, he was also pursuing a performance degree (he plays clarinet). Having children and putting our family first was our top priority. Partly because of that, I switched to music education and my husband switched to accounting. I realized that if I did music education I could continue to develop my talents as a violist, foster my love of teaching, and be more able to provide for my family in the future if I needed to. We started our family while still in college, which was quite difficult, but we felt like it was the right timing. I was able to graduate shortly after. My husband finished up school and we had our second daughter soon after that. I currently stay at home with my girls, taking care of them, teaching them, and creating the type of home in which I hope they will have the best possible childhood. I also love teaching private viola and violin lessons in my home. In my spare time, I enjoy doing things with my family. I also enjoy going jet skiing, watching movies, and traveling to new places.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church and from a very young age, I have believed the things I have been taught. My conversion did not happen all at once in one single event, but started when I was a young child and has come slowly and simply, little by little, as I try to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. The foundation of my testimony is of Jesus Christ. I know he came to earth with the divine purpose of providing the way and the means for us to return to our Father in Heaven and to fulfill our full potential as sons and daughters of God. I know that Christ showed us the way we should live through His own life. I know that He atoned for us. He took upon Himself all of our pains, sorrow, and sins so that both justice and mercy could be served. His suffering was not just for a mass of people, but it was for each individual person. His atonement is infinite and eternal. It applies to every person, everywhere, and it applies to every sin. I know that our Father in Heaven loves each one of us more than we can comprehend. I know that He has an incredible plan to bring us true happiness and peace. He is mindful of us, our needs, our hopes, our concerns, and our desires. Although we do not always understand His ways or His purposes, I know that His motives are in our best interest. The main motive behind His actions is His enduring, real love for us. I know that He is not a distant God who watches from afar. He is a very involved God and He wants to be involved in our lives. I know that the family is a sacred and essential part of the Lord's plan for our happiness, and we can be with our family forever if we make and keep covenants with Him in the temple. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in its fullness in these latter days, and it is that gospel which the church teaches.

How I live my faith

I just moved to a new city and was recently given an assignment as the secretary in the program with the girls, ages 12-18. In that capacity, I teach the girls on Sunday about every 6 weeks; attend and take notes in presidency meetings; send reminders about weekly activities; keep track of the personal progress program that the girls in our church complete to help them come closer to God; help organize and execute weekly activities where the girls serve others, learn more about the gospel, and have fun. I really love working with the girls at church. They are all such great girls.