“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.”
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, for that matter), Luda, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Elvis Presley, Shonda Rhimes, 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 loves rap music with exceptional lyrics and a good word search—“I can probably finish one faster than anyone you know.”
She has a chipoo (chihuahua-poodle mix) named Willa Mae who is very special and complex. Willa hangs out in Lirio’s Knoxville office nearly every day.
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.