Katie is known as the Girl with the Tree Tattoo because of the tree oflife tattoo that covers her entire back. She has been taking ballroom dancing
lessons since December 2012 and competing in pro-am ballroom competitions since
April 2014. It was through ballroom dance that Katie started to discover who
she really was and what she was capable of, despite the demons of fear,
self-doubt, and anxiety that live in her head. Katie started her blog, the Girl
with the Tree Tattoo, as a way to share her experiences as an amateur ballroom
dancer and connect with other dancers and anyone who is pursuing their passion.