Katie joined the Nova’s Ark family in 2010 as a youth volunteer. Her journey with Nova’s Ark has been filled with many adventures including completing a college internship which lead to becoming Nova’s Ark's first full time Child and Youth Worker.
Katie transitioned into the Family Connections Coordinator role while completing her Therapeutic Recreation Degree. The strength and resiliency our families have shown has empowered her as a professional. Katie is now our full time Recreational Therapist. Her role at Nova's Ark encompasses overseeing the intentional, therapeutic activities implemented by mentors to meet the guests individualized goals. Using Nova's Ark's unique environment, Katie strives to encourage a flourishing life for our guests through personal strengths and fostering growth in leisure. Katie lives the philosophy that flexibility is key.