Born to a family of four older sisters in Stamford, Connecticut, Katie was always eager to differentiate herself and moved overseas to attend University in London.
Pursuing a degree in International Relations, she formed an international circle of friends and spent school breaks gallivanting Europe and beyond. Upon graduating, Katie spent 3 months touring Southeast Asia and India before returning to Connecticut to work for several years. Unable to stifle her passion for adventure, Katie has since traveled to South America, The Middle East, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and beyond.
In 2014, she found the perfect home for herself at Audley Travel where she found she could meld her love of travel with her career goals as a Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka Specialist. In 2015 representing Audley at The Lewa Safaricom Marathon in Kenya, Katie completed the full marathon raising considerable money for Audley’s annual charity Tusk. Katie is now a Senior East Africa specialist building unique itineraries to Kenya and Tanzania from her home in Boston, MA. When not working you are likely to find Katie on the ski slopes of Sugarbush, soaking up a live music festival, training for a marathon or plotting shenanigans to keep her coworkers and friends on their toes.
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We had a wonderful trip and we were very impressed with Audley and the arrangements made on our behalf.
We had a wonderful trip and we were very impressed with Audley and the arrangements made on our behalf. While we consider ourselves seasoned travelers, I can't imagine a trip to Thailand without having drivers and guides. All of the guides were excellent and the people of Thailand were truly amazing. The food and accommodations were great. We were so happy to have visited Thailand, and overall we would highly recommend Thailand and Audley.
I'll never forget when…
Revisiting the Naboisho conservancy in the Masai Mara was an extremely memorable experience. I had been there after I ran the Lewa Marathon in 2014 and it was my first safari experience. After 2.5 weeks on safari two years later in Tanzania and then into Kenya, I landed in the conservancy responsible for my love for East Africa. This was made all the more special due to a very chance encounter. While there in 2014 I had an amazing guide at Asilia’s Naboisho camp, Lucas. My work trip did not have me staying at Asilia’s camp but as luck would have it, on the day I arrived in the conservancy, I spotted an Asilia vehicle and made my Southern Cross driver follow it. It was my guide, Lucas! We both were nearly in tears. It was so special to find the man in the middle of the bush that was the reason I fell in love with Kenya and after 2.5 years changed from a Southeast Asia specialist to an East Africa Specialist. That is the magic of Africa.