- CrossFit Level 1
- USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
A Milwaukee native, Katie grew up as a coined ‘tomboy’ loving sports and getting dirt under her fingernails. Her interest in sports began at a young age where she competed as a gymnast, played competitive softball and dabbled in volleyball as well. Her desire to compete subsided as she entered college and found that she didn’t quite feel comfortable in the typical globo gym /weight room setting…this also coincided with her discovery of what it means to drink in the midwest!
A career move to Chicago landed her in a position to meet new people and reignited her passion for sports and any sort of community comradery. Katie found Hardware in 2014 and fortunately was able to meet an inspiring community, re-tested her athletic ability and was introduced to the beloved and coveted barbell!
Katie’s love for fitness ultimately led to a love of Olympic Weightlifting where she has competed locally and nationally as a masters athlete. As a coach, she loves empowering any and all athletes to feel comfortable and confident in their lifting journey and hopes to help members find their inner badass! Katie holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from Mount Mary Columbia College of Nursing. Outside of work and fitnessing, she likes thrifting, DIYing, listening to new music and exploring the city with her dog Kilo.