Meet Katie

I'm pretty much a small town girl at heart. I feel blessed to have grown up in the beautiful mountains on Open Heart Ranch, my family's ranch, in Colorado and truly love the country ranching lifestyle. There is nothing like a long day’s work outside which is a huge part of who I am and what has shaped me. 

I have always loved the hillside overlooking the water where we're building Vista View Events and I know you will too! It's absolutely breathtaking and a true gem. It was a difficult decision when we talked about whether or not to share this special spot as an event venue. However, once we realized how many amazing people we'd meet by bringing Vista View Events at Open Heart Ranch to our community, we knew it was the right decision. 

I've always had a passion for business and free enterprise which serves me well as we build Vista View Events. I have 15 years of personal and business leadership training through International Leadership Development and have a strong desire to leave a positive mark on my community. I thoroughly enjoy meeting people and building relationships and am thrilled to put those skills to use when it comes to meeting our brides, chatting with vendors and planning events!  Since you don't know me yet I recently asked some friends to describe me and here is what they had to say. “She's a great friend, a hard worker, a little bit obsessed with doing things right!" "She also always talks with her hands!" I guess that means while we plan your wedding or event you can count on me communicating to you with my hands and being obsessed with all of the details!

I attended Colorado State University’s College of Business and graduated with an emphasis in business management and entrepreneurship.  During my time at CSU I was introduced to event planning and hosting. My experience coordinating large fundraisers and brining life to alumni parties, auctions and celebrations got me hooked on the event industry.  Learning the ins and outs of planning and vendor coordination was so rewarding and it allowed me to tap into a creative side I rarely get to use in the ranching industry.  

In addition to launching Vista View Events,  I also own an internet marketing business, and I'm very active in the daily operation of Open Heart Ranch. I also consider myself a stay-at-home mom so I feel like I truly have the best of both worlds. I get to build a business that is unique and special and still be present for my family. When I'm not building Vista View Events, you can find me with my family. I am married to an awesome man, Carl, and we have two thriving and active boys, Cade and Tate.  They are so full of life and always exploring which makes the ranch the perfect place to raise them. They are constantly busy and absolutely keep me on my toes! I grew up surrounded by family and I'm so happy to give that to my children as well.

Thank you so much for being here, I'm looking forward to getting to know you!