Director and Curator
Katie was raised in Charleston, SC where she fell in love with history and graduated from the College of Charleston in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and a minor in History. She continued her studies at the University of South Carolina, where she earned her Master of Arts in Anthropology in 2004. She moved to Bluffton in 2004, where she was the Field Director and Archaeologist for a local archaeology firm. She changed fields in 2009 and worked as a contractor at Fort Stewart in the Environmental Division where she wrote National Environmental Policy Act documents for the Army and helped conduct archaeological excavations with their Cultural Resource Management Section. In May of 2013, she joined the staff of the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society and in March of 2015, she became the Director of the Heyward House Historic Center.