Katie graduated from Kennesaw State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies specializing in leadership, interpersonal communication, persuasion, perception of image, writing, and verbal and non-verbal communication influence on professional and nonprofessional relationships. She is a member of Member of Phi Theta Kappa, Delta Epsilon Lota, and Golden Key International Honour Society. Katie is the founder of Authentic Dimensions Consulting, LLC and works as an Image Consulting Specialist, Coach, Motivational Speaker, and Blogger (www.imagecafe.typepad.com). Katie has worked in the image industry for nearly two decades. Katie’s artistic talent, industry knowledge, insight, and experience have led to recognition in the commercial and entertainment industries. She has been a featured makeup artist on UTURN TV Makeover, a featured image expert on Organization Nation/Sandy Springs Radio, and featured in Baltimore Magazine “Where Do VIP’s Get Those Great Looks.” Katie integrates her experience and skills to help empower her clients to become aware of projecting genuine, credible communication through their image and seeks to motivate individuals to realize their potential and to achieve their goals. Katie believes, professionally and personally, that living an authentic life and connecting to your passions leads to deeper fulfillment and inner freedom, ultimately leading to "paying it forward." With a passion for volunteer work, Katie served on the steering committee for Turn Around, Inc in Baltimore, Maryland, an organization focused on building a community free of violence. Katie and her son, Skyler, reside in Marietta.