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Having worked for some of the city’s top event companies, Katie knows the Austin events scene inside and out.
Katie has always been passionate about planning, and she organizes and executes tasks with a “no-detail-is-too-small” attitude.
After earning a college degree in apparel studies from the University of Arkansas, which included extensive education in retail management, hospitality and visual merchandising, Katie spent several years working in retail management. She designed displays and planned countless events for such trend-focused, design-savvy companies as Anthropologie and Michael Kors.
When Katie decided to pursue an event-planning career, she joined Royal Fig Catering to get to know that side of the industry first. “I wanted to learn everything about event planning, inside and out, and catering is the backbone of our industry,” she says. Meanwhile, she also was gaining experience overseeing events as a manager for The Allan House and its sister venue, Brodie Homestead.
Through these experiences, Katie gained a deep understanding of vendor-client relations, and through her work in the retail industry, she developed a keen eye for visual design and décor.
Katie is caring, outgoing, proactive and creative. She especially enjoys working with each client to incorporate their unique style and personal flair—if you’re looking to make a bold statement, Katie is the go-to gal for non-traditional events.
Born and raised in Northwest Arkansas, Katie moved to Austin in 2014. When she’s not busy organizing every detail, making lists and checking them twice, Katie spends her free time outdoors—hiking, camping and traveling, within the U.S. and internationally.