Kati Began climbing at the ripe age of 13 in a small local gym outside of Richmond, Va. throughout most of her middle and high school years she competed in youth comps up and down the east coast taking first in her region several years in a row. After graduating school Kati continued her involvement with climbing by moving into a coaching role for 7 years until she entered her first professional competition in 2011. for 3 years she professionally competed and continues to do so to this day. Kati is the oldest of 5 children and loves to run, mountain bike, surf, eat delicious food, make shakes, paint pretty pictures and of course….climb things.
Hometown: Richmond, Va (for life.) But currently residing in Las Vegas, NV and loving it.
Top career highlights: My second Pro Comp was in Burlington, VT, I was new and got 5th. Not the best place I've received to date but at the time it was an unreal moment in my career that changed my life. I also met some of my best friends that weekend, which didn't suck.
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go
and why? Thailand. It was my first real backpacking / climbing trip and I'm fairly certain I left my heart on the beach on Ton Sai
What's your favorite party trick? My dad was a nationally ranked wrestler and taught me a thing or two. When things get rowdy I like to take on challengers for 3 round matches. That or I'll do pull up contests….what? No. I'm not a competitive jock at all.
Whats your favorite song to sing in the car? Hoodie Allen, No interruptions
What's your life long dream? to travel the world climbing….. guess I'm not doing so bad
Favorite product: Recovery Lotion