Katie joined Cameron McCarthy in 2014. As an associate, she provides technical design and drafting assistance to the firm’s landscape architects. Her focus to date has been on school design and transportation infrastructure projects.
Education & Professional Expertise
Katie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Wheaton College in Illinois. She spent several years thereafter as an agricultural and environmental educator, employed with multiple organizations throughout the United States – Shelburne Farms in Vermont, Community Design Center in St Paul, Minnesota, and Youth Garden Project in Moab, Utah. She made the move to the Pacific Northwest to enroll at the University of Oregon (UO), where she earned a Master’s in Landscape Architecture.
While at UO, Katie was a Graduate Teaching Fellow, studied in Italy, worked with designBridge on a bike shelter/outdoor classroom project, and interned with Eugene Water & Electric Board as a water conservation intern. After graduation and prior to employment with Cameron McCarthy, Katie was an Adjunct Landscape Architecture Instructor at the University of Oregon and gained valuable experience while employed at a local plant nursery.
Katie’s years of hands-on experience in environmental education and horticulture are a tremendous asset in creating landscapes that are designed to prosper and offer teaching/learning opportunities. She is currently involved with the LTD EmX West Eugene expansion and Eugene 4J School District projects.
Katie grew up in northern Minnesota and enjoyed living in several states and countries before making Oregon home. She enjoys exploring area hiking trails on the weekends with her family and dogs.
“If you would be happy your whole life long, become a gardener.” – Chinese proverb