Katherine was born in New Jersey and grew up loving nature and animals both wild and domestic. She has enjoyed camping and traveling in the surrounding mountains, lakes, forests and takes inspiration and joy from doing so. Katherine attended the College of St. Elizabeth at Convent Station, New Jersey and earned her BA in art. Her studies included painting, sculpting and photography.
Russ McMahon became her teacher on a regular basis after college. His teachings opened her up, helping her to focus and perfect her own creative style. She has also studied the Earthwalk with Jacquelyn Baetz, who has been a great friend and influence on her, teaching her to ground and focus and through this learning the inter-relationship of all things.