Katie cares deeply about this program because as a therapist and now mother of a 3 year old and an 18 month old, she has spent a good portion of her life fighting for at risk children and youth. Katie began her running career after having kids and finds a passion for it like, she does for her art, where it feeds her soul. Katie has worked with traumatized children and is still licensed as a mental health therapist and art therapist but is taking some time off to be Mommy. Working with traumatized children has given her a unique perspective on foster care and she told me she is so thankful for what we do here at Mountain Circle Family Services.

 

Elle (3) and Aria (18 mos)

Elle (3) and Aria (18 mos)

Elle (3) and Aria (18 mos)

Elle (3) and Aria (18 mos)

Katie’s Mom grew up in Greenville, CA and although Katie was raised in Oregon, her Mom took trips to Greenville to visit, so Katie has grown up visiting the area. Her Mom recently attended her 50th high school class reunion in Greenville and Katie has fond memories of the area.  Katie runs halves often but this will be her first full marathon. She can’t think of a more powerful way to run her first marathon than by supporting Running with the Bears. Welcome, Katie!!! We can’t think of a better first marathon either!!

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Alex and Katie at a recent half marathon

Alex and Katie at a recent half marathon

Katie with some supportive friends

Katie with some supportive friends

Galen (dad), Charlene (mom) Alex (husband), Elle (3), Aria (18 mos).  All coming to the race!!

Galen (dad), Charlene (mom) Alex (husband), Elle (3), Aria (18 mos). All coming to the race!!