Katie grew up in the small town of Coats, North Carolina, where she currently resides. After graduating from high school, she spent 18 months in the village of Shayandima in South Africa, volunteering as a teacher’s assistant in a rural school. Seeing poor health conditions and poverty, Katie desired to pursue a career where she could help people maintain proper hygiene and prevent health problems.
She enrolled in NC Dental U for their dental assisting program and completed the course in the summer of 2017. Katie joined the Bell Family Dentistry team in August 2017, and she plans to continue her education to earn her DAII certification. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working as a volunteer at her church with teenagers, and hiking at local state parks.