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Brownfields Redevelopment Specialist
Katie is the Brownfields Redevelopment Specialist for the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (NBAC). In this role, she serves as the project lead providing technical assistance on industrial legacy sites throughout the state, assisting communities with proposals and site development support to establish sustainable economic development initiatives for West Virginia. Before joining the NBAC, Katie worked as a city and county planner since 2006, starting her career as the city planner for Charles Town, WV, where she had the opportunity to work with brownfield sites. Katie also served as a long-range planner for the City of Clearwater, FL, and a senior planner in the Charlotte, NC, metro area. Throughout her career, Katie has worked with communities and stakeholders to create plans to achieve their vision. Katie received her undergraduate degree in urban affairs and planning from Virginia Tech and her master's from American Public University in environmental policy & management. Katies also received her AICP certification in 2019.