Katelyn grew up in a small town outside of Portland, Oregon. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree with high honors from Southern Oregon University and obtained her J.D. with honors from the University of Montana School of Law. While in law school, Katelyn served as Publication Editor of the Public Land and Resources Law Review, and was a two-year team member of the Environmental Law Moot Court Team.
Following law school, Katelyn clerked for the Honorable Sam E. Haddon, Federal District Court Judge for the District of Montana, for a one-year term. Once her clerkship was completed she entered private practice with Garlington, Lohn & Robinson.
In her spare time, Katelyn enjoys the rivers and mountains of Montana with her husband Jim, and their border collie Sawyer.