Dancing for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Katie is the Executive Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville. Katie has 10+ years of experience working as a development professional in the nonprofit sector prior to taking her role at BBBS. Prior to her leadership position, she worked at the Muskingum Recreation Center, United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties and more recently in higher education at Muskingum University on the development team. Her sales background and fundraising expertise helps Big Brothers Big Sisters continue to set big goals and she has led her team to three years of record fundraising success.

Katie obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communication (PR) and Journalism from Miami University (2003) with a minor in Organizational Leadership. Although she is not originally from here, Katie has resided in Zanesville now for 17 years. She loves the Muskingum County and she is very involved in many different efforts, committees and boards that positively impact our community. She feels that strong community partnerships and allowing supporters to participate in the capacity they are comfortable is key to growing market share and donor support and advocacy.

Katie is also a part-time group fitness instructor and teaches group strength training, does group training and instructs spin classes. She is a member of the Muskingum County YMCA Advisory Board as well as the Noon Rotary Club Board. She is an active contributor to many organizations and enjoy volunteering her time.

She is mother to three teenagers: Riley (17), Owen (15), and Grady (13), who keep her very busy in addition to all the other community efforts she is involved in.

For Divas Season 12, Katie is fundraising for the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Emergency Fund. The emergency fund was established in 2022 with the intent to help better serve and support our Bigs, Littles and their families should they experience a life emergency. This includes but is not limited to helping a family with a bill, paying for a Little to do an extracurricular activity or camp, or helping in the event of a life changing event.

For more information on the Emergency fund, click here: