Lured by rowing friends to DMRC in 2007, Katherine was in training as a coxswain. She attended a Learn To Row the following summer and never looked back. She has three previous terms as part of the Board and In 2013 She helped found Adaptive and Para Rowing Membership Initiative.
Katherine’s involvement in the wider world of Rowing has included becoming part of US Rowing Referee Corp. This volunteer work has allowed her to work at rowing venues across the US and Canada, visit multiple boathouses, and forge friendships with referees and rowers across the continent Katherine is serving as Treasurer is excited to work as part of the Des Moines River Community and lay the groundwork for a flood free Easter Lake venue and Des Moines river Corridor.