Katy competed in, as well as coached, swimming and dance throughout her youth. She earned a collegiate scholarship to compete in Division 1 swimming at Youngstown State University, which is where she developed an excitement for strength training. After receiving her BA in Communication Studies, Katy went on to preform for a traveling dance company in Columbus and was a hairstylist in her own Salon, within Salon Lofts. However, she missed the intense, competitive atmosphere found in a team training environment. While discussing this with a past teammate in 2011, The Reebok CrossFit Games were playing on TV and spiked both of their interests. The following week, Katy took her first CrossFit class where she tackled the workout ‘Cindy’ and has been totally dedicated to the sport ever since. Having such a positive impact on her life, Katy knew that she wanted to pass along her love of the sport to others and in the spring of 2014 she became a Level 1 CrossFit Coach and started coaching at CrossFit Grandview later that summer. She participated in the 2014 Central East Regional as a member of Team CrossFit Grandview. After that, she and the team started prepping for the 2015 season by placing 15th worldwide in the CrossFit Team Series, 1st at Back to the Ranch in Troy, Ohio and 1st at Battle of the Boxes in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The team then qualified to the Central Regional this year where they set an Event Record and qualified for The Reebok CrossFit Games which will have them competing at the end of July.