Office Administrative Coordinator
Katy believes in accentuating the positive and can usually be counted on to provide an uplifting quote to inspire herself and those around her. She came to the Commission from the State Services for the Blind under the Department of Employment and Economic Development as a Rehabilitation Counselor for the DeafBlind. In her experience, she has developed in-depth knowledge of the DeafBlind and Blind communities. Katy has a Bachelor of Arts in Family and Community Development from the Metropolitan State University, a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling - Deafness from Western Oregon University, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Deaf-Blind Rehabilitation. She believes in a lifelong learner method; she is open to learning something new every day.
Her favorite hobby is fostering and rescuing dogs. She and her family adopted a mix border collie/lab, Leo and a huge blond field lab dog, Moose. She also rescued a dachshund, Oscar who is currently living with her parents right now. Her house is always welcome to dogs in need a home.