Katie manages the BECU Blog and writes about personal finance topics including credit cards, budgeting, debt management, loans, taxes, home improvement, inflation, fraud and scams. She also writes about race, gender and social equity, and features the stories and expertise of BECU employees and community members.
A former journalist, she has reported for daily newspapers in Washington and Montana, including The Daily (Everett) Herald, Great Falls (Montana) Tribune and The Bellingham Herald, covering a range of topics including government, law and justice, and the environment.
She transitioned to public service, communicating on behalf of the Northwest Clean Air Agency and the Washington Department of Ecology with a focus on helping communities understand complex environmental and regulatory issues. She broadened her communications portfolio to the private sector at Ragan Communications and Nyhus (now DH).
Katie has a Master of Communication, Digital Media, and a certificate in content strategy from the University of Washington.
You can learn more about Katie's professional experience and education on her LinkedIn profile.