Katie Hawkins was born to lead in the outdoor industries. She grew up among the towering pine trees of the Pacific North West, with views of snowy volcanoes always in her periphery vision. Katie’s Mom told her often that “one day, she would move mountains.”
By the age of 17, an inseparable bond was strongly in place with Katie and the outdoors – her playground and sanctuary. It was at this pivotal time that she announced to her family that she was going to study business and make a big impact in the outdoor industry. She set about to do just that at the very start of her career in these great markets, serving as a part-time ski instructor and local ski shop retail associate.