As a native Oregonian, Katie has been surrounded by an exceptional beverage and culinary scene from a very early age. Her professional career began in the wine industry where she developed a passion for people, relationships and innovative thinking. After nearly 15 years in wine sales, operations and compliance, she was eager to take her knowledge over to a beverage she found herself appreciating every day, coffee. Katie has always loved how coffee connects people while inviting conversation and togetherness. She joined the Flag and Wire team in 2020 with the shared vision of spreading love and neighborliness through every cup of coffee enjoyed. She is usually found out and about, saying hello in the café, visiting our trade partners and finding new homes for our freshly roasted beans. Be sure to track her down and introduce yourself!
When she’s not at the roaster, you’ll find her wrangling her 3 young boys, pup, chickens and cooking alongside her husband on their property in Newberg or at the beautiful Oregon coast. She’s always at the coast!
Katie can untangle a slinky in less than a minute.
She can sing the state names in alphabetical order. [Thanks to her 5th grade singing program.]
Loves woodcarving in her free time.