Katie enjoys a challenge and this shows in her previous roles: GIS Analyst, GIS and Planning Advisor and Travel Agent. Her thirst for knowledge, challenge and natural curiosity has pushed her towards roles which require interacting with people, rational thinking and creativity. She is a natural ‘people person’ and enjoys helping people realise their success and takes satisfaction from making a real difference to people’s situations.
Coming from an incredibly active background, Katie enjoys the outdoors and anything extreme, this shows in her hobbies; hiking, mountain biking, trail running and attempting to learn to kite-board. This has pushed her towards her current goal of ultra-marathon trail running with the idea that completing a couple of these will push her towards more exotic places; the Badwater Ultra in Death Valley and the Great Wall of China marathon.
She likes to give back to the community and does this by volunteering with Coastguard Northern Region; she is on-call 1 week in 3, providing expert help on the water; being part of this team is rewarding, however, those 1 am call-outs can prove to be a little rough!
Katie lives north of Auckland at the gorgeous beach area of Martins Bay; perfect for getting away to fish and improving those kite-boarding skills.