Katie (she/her) grew up gardening in a small agricultural town in western Colorado. She has gardened professionally along the Wasatch Front for the past seven years, working as an assistant horticulturist at Red Butte Garden, a lead gardener for The Green Urban Lunch Box's Back-Farms Program, and as a residential landscaper throughout Salt Lake City. As a Community Educator at WCG, Katie shares her curiosity for and knowledge of plants and built ecosystems with local residents of varied backgrounds and experience. She's especially interested in perennial food systems, water harvesting and conservation, and regenerative garden design. Her time away from WCG's Teaching Gardens and Education Cottage is spent experimenting in her own home garden and greenhouse, watering house plants, and snuggling with her pit bull, Panda.