As president and CEO, Katie has come full-circle with the Boettcher Foundation. She was selected as a Boettcher Scholar in 1993 and has been at the foundation in various roles since 1997, including as the director of the scholarship program and vice president—a title she assumed at the age of 26.
Katie was recognized as one of the Denver Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2014, and by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women of 2016.
A fourth-generation Colorado native, Katie attended the University of Colorado Boulder, where she was a Presidents Leadership Scholar and honors graduate at the Leeds School of Business. In 2009, she completed her Executive MBA at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.
Katie has served extensively in the community on both local and national boards, and is widely regarded as a national expert in scholarship selection processes. Recently, Katie and her colleague wrote and published All the Wisdom and None of the Junk: Secrets of Applying for College Admission and Scholarships in an effort to demystify the scholarship selection process and help the next generation of talented citizens apply for college and scholarships.
Katie is a harmonica-playing, trout-catching, Star Wars-watching, country-dancing, scuba-diving, elk-hunting, Grand Canyon-rafting, mountain-hiking, family-loving, outdoor enthusiast. She lives in Arvada with her husband and two young sons.
I love archery hunting and fishing with my family and doing most anything in the Colorado outdoors.
From Dinosaur to Walsh, Ovid to Mancos, Katie has been to every county in the state of Colorado and has also traveled extensively on an international level.