A graduate of Paris High School, Katie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy, Summa Cum Laude, from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2000. During her time at IWU, she was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and received the Distinguished Senior award by the faculty in the Division of Business and Economics. She successfully completed the CPA exam in May 2000 and is licensed to practice public accounting in the State of Illinois.
Katie accepted a position as a staff accountant with Larsson Woodyard & Henson, LLP in May 2000 and worked her way up through manager and senior manager prior to being admitted as partner in June 2018. During her tenure, she has provided diverse services to both individual and business clients. She allocates her time between both the Paris and Casey offices and serves as Chairperson of the firm’s audit and accounting committee.
She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Indiana CPA Society and the INCPAS Genesis Group.
Katie is active in the community and is currently a PERK (People Encouraging Remarkable Kids) mentor, Kansas CUSD #3 school board member, treasurer for the Grandview Cemetery Association, a Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Paris Rotary Club, and a Paris Cooperative High School Interact Club sponsor.
Katie and her husband, Scott, reside in Kansas, IL with their two children, Wyatt & Natalie.