Hi, ladies! I’m Katie and I’m the Director of Charlotte Housewives. I can’t wait to meet you all in person over the next few months, but wanted to introduce myself now. I’ve lived in the Charlotte area since the end of 2004. We’ve lived all over the area: Mooresville, Sherrills Ford, University, Uptown and now in Mount Holly just barely outside of Charlotte. I love this city and I never plan to leave. 

I love to travel. App State Football is my #1. Luke Kuechly will always be my LB. Any super bowl without Tom Brady is a good one. I’m literally a professional student at this point, working on degrees 4 & 5 simultaneously. I will never turn down good ice cream. Benny Pennello’s is the best pizza in CLT. 

I love the community of women we build within our city. New friends, new business connections. It’s truly something special. I’ve seen so many groups of women at our events and hearing them say that they met at a Housewives in the City event makes all of the hard work that goes into running one of these groups totally worth it! 

I love the way we support local businesses. We travel to different venues every month to give you the opportunity to experience new restaurants, hangouts and entertainment venues, to help bring awareness to the amazing venues we have right here in the Queen City. We also partner with new featured businesses every month, helping connect our audience with local businesses that offer the products and services you need, right here in our community. I’m big on SHOPPING SMALL and SHOPPING LOCAL. As a small business owner myself, I know how hard it can be to do it all on your own. That is why, with Charlotte Housewives, it’s my mission to bring awareness to the amazing female-owned businesses we have here in Charlotte. 

We’re just a group of women, supporting other women, supporting our community and having fun doing it. 

Here’s a fun Q&A about Me! 

Describe yourself in three words:  workaholic, adventurous, loyal

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?  My dream is to be a lawyer!

How do you maintain a work/life balance?  I don’t! This is definitely something I need to work on and encourage others to do the same, but I LOVE to work! 

What websites do you visit every day?  Charlotte Agenda, Facebook, Instagram (via app) and all of the local news sites. I’m always staying on top of what’s going on so I can share with you all! 

What is your favorite drink – and where can you find it? McDonald’s Coke is the best in the world. During a night out, you’ll always find a malibu + pineapple in my hand!

What are your top 3 favorite local people/places/things?  I LOVE the Charlotte Knights stadium. There is literally no stadium in the country with a better view, walkability, and fan base (slightly bias). I also love Romare Bearden Park. We lived just across the street for a few years and I love this beautiful, green spot in the middle of Charlotte. My favorite “thing” is the Dyson AirWrap. It has been a game-changer for my maintenance self! 

Do you have any advice for women who would like to start their own company? Get ready to work, girl! Never give up!