“We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anaïs Nin
"Hip-hop for Dogs is important to me because I love hip-hop and I love dogs.”
Katie B uses her background in mass communications, English literature, and marketing copywriting to oversee brand messaging and content for Lirio. As our in-house writer and editor, she sets and maintains our brand voice, integrates our philosophies and values throughout all our messaging, guides persona-based content development, and assists in the strategic behavioral framing of our communication.
Mac or PC: “Yes. What kind of first-world brat writes these questions? (It was me.)”
Favorite artist: “J.K. Rowling, Eminem, Big Boi (OutKast in general), Luda, Lady Gaga, Elvis Presley, and many, many more…”
Favorite thing as a child: “Chocolate. Playing outside. Smelling like outside.”
Special hobbies/interests: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ is my favorite … I could eat chocolate every day with every meal. Forever.”
Location: Originally from Bristol, Tennessee, Katie now lives in Knoxville.
Other: Katie has a chipoo (chihuahua-poodle mix) named Willa Mae who is very special and complex.
She loves rap music with exceptional lyrics and a good word search—“I can probably finish one faster than anyone you know.”
Lirio Award Winner
“Fun, No Games” – 2017
Play is an important part of our culture, but political games, entitlement, and division of the team are just not us. We respect diversity in thought, debate, and dialogue.