It was during her time at UMBC that she discovered the world of Community Theatre and found her home on the stage. Katie started as a Stage Manager and Lighting/Sound Technician and quickly worked her way onstage dancing in the ensemble. After a short time, she found herself getting cast in small supporting roles and by 23 she had her first leading role as Nellie in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. By 26, she discovered directing and choreography and has since directed several plays and musicals and has choreographed numerous others. Katie continues to perform in Community Theatres in and around Baltimore.