Katie was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She is a 2007 graduate of Centerville High School, where she graduated as a member of National Honor Society , and with a Scholar Athlete Award. Katie was a drum major for the Centerville Jazz Band and enjoyed playing clarinet and percussion instruments.
Although she spent time playing music, Katie was a gymnast for many years, and competed nationally up through her senior year of college. This is where she was exposed to Physical Therapy, as a patient. After various experiences in therapy , Katie decided to pursue a career as a PTA.
She received her Bachelors in Exercise Science in 2011 from Miami University. Then in 2014 completed the PTA program at Tarrant County College .
Katie spent the first 2 years as a therapist in a skilled nursing facility, in a geriatric setting, before joining the Xzact team in August of 2016.
Katie is married to Ryan Ford. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her dog Benji, weight lifting and dancing.