Katie fell in love with archaeology when she was 9 years old after finding a historic dump on her grandmother’s property in Kitsap County. Following her passion, Katie received her B.A. in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology and a minor in geology from Western Washington University in 2005. During that time, she completed two field schools: one at Olympic College studying northwest geology and native plants and the other from WWU under the excellent guidance of Dr. Sarah Campbell. Katie’s first archaeology job was in Port Angeles, Washington working with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe conducting burial recovery and repatriation. With time, she turned her focus to the historic archaeology of northwestern Washington and has worked as an archaeologist for Drayton since 2015. In her free time, Katie enjoys genealogical research and doing pretty much anything outside with her family, friends, and dogs.