Music has always been a constant in Katie's life. From an early age she could see how music evokes such emotion out of people and thus a passionate love affair had begun. From Katie and her mom singing Rod Stewart's Great American Songbook and her dad serenading her with classic Elvis Presley hits, the music was always playing. And, although no one in her family has musical talent, that did not stop the singing nor did it stop Katie from dreaming that one day she would work in the biz. Katie went to every concert possible. From saving pennies found in the couch to seeing how many loads of wash she could do in exchange for a concert ticket, Katie did whatever it took to hear the music. As she grew older concerts turned into music festivals and regular attendees became her best friends.
When Katie moved to Philadelphia for her job with Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh she was able to work on PHL LIVE: Center Stage, an initiative aimed at giving local music artists a platform. Through this initiative Katie worked with industry experts across many genres, the Philadelphia Folksong Society being one of them, and gained hands on experience. She saw how wonderful PFS was and immediately signed up to volunteer. Katie had volunteered for the 56th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival and a new appreciation for the society came to life.
Katie is extremely proud and excited to join the team at PFS. Feel free to say hello to Katie and tell her your favorite PFS story at firstname.lastname@example.org.