Katie is a recent graduate of Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina. Katie’s degree in Sustainable Development paired with a strong passion for justice and interest in alternative learning experiences propelled her desire to join the AmeriCorps Public Allies Program. Katie is partnered with Friends of the Riverfront for 2021-2022 and reports directly to the Director of Trail Development, Courtney Mahronich Vita. She assists Courtney throughout all segments of the trail development process. She is also working on expanding the Friends website to reflect the progress made along both the Three Rivers Heritage and Water Trails. She is excited to learn the ins and outs of trail design, with an aesthetic and sustainable focus!