Born and raised in Los Angeles, Katie grew up in the entertainment industry and was always amazed by the magic that went on behind the camera. She fell in love with makeup at a very early age, watching her mother get ready for events that she and her father were going to. When her mom bought her a MAC eyeshadow at Bergdorf Goodman when she was 10 years old, she was hooked. To further her knowledge and obsession, she began collecting books by Kevyn Aucoin and Bobbi Brown and constantly practiced the techniques. Katie left Los Angeles to go to the University of Miami where she studied Public Relations and Gender Studies but always maintained her passion for fashion and beauty.