Katie first became interested in landscape architecture and particularly planting design while working for a Minnesota garden designer between seasons of leading wilderness expeditions. She then pursued a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota and became inspired by the beauty and diversity of the Midwestern Prairie ecosystem.
She has been with Design 5 since 2012 as a
senior designer and specializes in high end residential design and all forms of planting design.
Of particular interest is the blending of contemporary architecture with the beauty and wildness of the
Katie enjoys trail running with her dog Loey, skiing and traveling around the wild west.