Katie was born in Chingola, N Rhodesia, which became independent in 1964 as Zambia. She doesn’t remember much about living in Africa except playing outside a lot and eating mangos and lemons from the backyard trees. When the family moved to Canada in the mid 60’s, they first settled in a small town called Bralorne, BC. She and her 5 sisters and 2 brothers were so excited to see snow for the first time. Then the family moved to Regina, SK, a lot of her summer vacations were spent in Flin Flon, MB where she learned how to fish, got to fly in float planes and swim in crystal clear lakes you could drink from. She eventually settled in Yellowknife, NT. The Land of the Midnight Sun where the winters are extremely cold, long and dark and the summers are short with the sun shining well into the early morning, sometimes never fully set. The land is very unique, mostly rock with small trees, huge blue skies, and no skyscrapers to block your view!
Since 2018 she worked for the Canadian Government as a Property Manager. She is the proud mother of two kids and five grandkids. She loves yoga and has become a certified teacher. She is very happy that her sisters Louisa and Peggy let her practice on them and wants to share her yoga teaching with her new friends she will meet in Africa.
Katie’s first Global Village experience was in Aug 2010.