This is Katie’s first season working for Colorado Outward Bound School as an Assistant Instructor. Her first exposure to OB was as a student in 2006 on a 22 day mountaineering course in the San Juans, which helped to deepen her already developed appreciation for the mountains of her home state. Now Katie is instructing a mountaineering course in the San Juans and a super youth backpacking course close to the Leadville base camp. Katie has been working in the outdoor education field for several years now for many different organizations in Colorado, California, Alaska and Guatemala. She is a certified WFR and lifeguard. During her “off” seasons Katie has been climbing across the west, traveling in Central America, and most recently been building a straw bale house in Moab, Utah. Apart from the outdoors her passions include dancing and playing the piano.