Catie grew up in Southeast Nebraska and received her Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Religious Studies from Doane College. She then attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and completed her Master of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is also a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner in the state of Nebraska following the completion of her practicum experiences with the Munroe Meyer Institute. Catie has served children and families in rural Nebraska for over five years.
In her spare time, Catie enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Derek, on their family farm with their three daughters.