Katie was born in Washington D.C., raised in Michigan, and has lived in various places in the US including Los Angeles, Austin, Colorado, and Washington's San Juan Islands.
In 2000, Katie moved to Los Angeles to study stage performance and pursue a career in acting. With the support of Rocky Mountain Talent, The Savage Agency & Dragon, she appeared on shows such as Friends, Buffy the Vampire and Felicity. However, her most prominent role was as the voice of "Seras Victoria" in the anime series 'Hellsing' which has become a popular cult classic for over 10 years.
2005: Katie befriended a guitar and everything changed. It was then that the chapter of music opened in her life and she began sharing her thoughts, Love and insights with the world through singing & songwriting.
2006: Katie self released her debut album 'From Far Away' and her song "Set Free" was featured on the television show "Bones" on FOX, iTune's Spotlight featured artist compilation as well as radio play on LA's KCRW & Seattle's KEXP.
2011: Katie released her second album "Love Like Fire" which was produced by longtime friend Jim Bredouw.
2012: Katie merged creative (& heartfelt) forces with Kurt Baumann (The Burned, Freeland, Kan'Nal) and together they released the EP "Zodiac" under the band name 'Sea Stars'.
2013: Sea Stars released their debut full length album "The Unknown" which features:
Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses), Eric Sullivan (Lissie), Bridget Law (Elephant Revival), David Alderdice (Feast) & Barry Phillips (Ravi Shankar).
Katie has worked and/or performed with:
Band of Horses, Eve Ensler, The Burned, Vicci Martinez,
Nightmares on Wax, Random Rab & more.
When asked what has most influences her, she replies:
"I see so much potential in this world and in myself. I see where fear and pain is an infectious disease that is destroying the planet and keeping so many of our hearts hostage. I want more than anything to change the World and make it a better place and I feel that music has the power to do this. Through song, I do my best to make waves of Love that hopefully change the inner World of each listener one at a time".