Katie graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in mass communications in 2003 and a masters in public administration in 2011. She worked in event planning and marketing at KMOX Radio, SIU Edwardsville and Colorado State University. She moved back from Fort Collins, Colorado in May of 2015 to work for Sunrise, and to spoil her new nephew! Katie lives in Glen Carbon, Illinois and is a full-time tour planner and manager for Sunrise. While working at Colorado State University, she traveled extensively throughout Colorado and is looking forward to introducing Sunrise travelers to the beautiful state on future tours!