Katie Grip grew up in Corvallis, Oregon and attended Linn-Benton Community College where she earned her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
In June 2017, Katie, her husband, and cat, Hefeweizen, moved to Redmond to start a new adventure. Katie started working at Heart of Oregon YouthBuild in Sisters two days after moving. YouthBuild is a job training program for youth ages 16-24 throughout Central Oregon. The organization works with opportunity youth to earn GED’s/Diploma’s and learn job training skills while building affordable housing in Central Oregon. Katie spent the last 2+ years as the Program Assistant.
Since moving to Redmond, Katie’s family has grown after adopting a kitten named Barley. In her free time, Katie enjoys hiking, kayaking, homebrewing, and spending time with her friends and family.