Katie grew up here in Napa. After graduating from Justin Sienna High School, she decided to go to
Sacramento State University to pursue one of her passions—dance. While at Sac State, Katie met her future husband Thomas. An opportunity took Katie and Thomas to Colorado where they got married and started a family. It was then that they decided that investing in real estate was a good plan. Their purchase experience was frustrating with their real estate agent. In the end, they found a home through their own footwork, rather than their Realtor’s. Katie felt let down, but it gave her great insight into what makes and doesn’t make a great real estate agent.
Shortly after purchasing that home, Thomas and Katie had their first daughter, Hailey. As she considered motherhood and what kind of role model she would be for her daughter. “Am I being true to myself?” she asked. After a bit of soul searching, she decided on a career change. Being a real estate agent, she would be able to serve others and to make the time she needed for her family. Remembering her own experience buying a home, it was important that Katie put in the up-front investment in building a relationship with her clients, and listening to their dreams, hopes and challenges.
After the birth of their second daughter, Michaela, she and Thomas decided that they needed to move back to California. Though they loved their life in Colorado, they knew their girls deserved to have a relationship with their grandparents and their great-grandparents. And after moving back to Napa, they welcomed their third daughter, Tessa.