Dr. Katie is a native of Minnesota and grew up in the Twin Cities area.  She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she majored in Spanish and competed for the university’s gymnastics team.  Following her undergraduate studies, she came back home and completed dental school at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where she finished at the top of her class and was honored by being inducted into the National Dental Honor Society.  Dr. Katie and her husband then served for three years at a rural dental clinic in Northern Wisconsin.  During this time, she realized her desire to work with children and decided to pursue residency training in Pediatric Dentistry.  She spent two years of additional training at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, VA specializing in dentistry for infants, children, adolescents and individuals with special health care needs.  In addition to obtaining a specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry, she also earned a Master of Science in Dentistry degree. Dr. Katie is board certified in pediatric dentistry.  In her spare time, she loves reading, exercising, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband, Kyle, and her son, James.