Chapter Lead: Atlanta
Meet Katie! | @KT_GT3RS
Hi I’m Katie!
I am originally from St. Louis, Mo. I moved from St. Louis to Charlotte, NC in 2014 chasing my engineering and leadership goals in manufacturing! Fast forward 5 years and I was brought onboard here in Atlanta to be a Plant Manager, which has always been a dream job of mine. I love breaking down barriers and proving that women have a place in male dominated industries, because girl power 💪. I also have my own capital lending company that I run with my fiancé-Rob and our business partners.
My happy place outside of my career and business are cars, they have always been a big part of my life thanks my dad. I grew up in the garage working on and painting cars with him, this is where my curiosity for mechanics which would eventually lead me to engineering all started.
The first car I ever worked on was a 1974 Fiat 1800 Spider; my job at the ripe age of 4 was to start the engine bolts. (He had a lot of trust in my tiny hands) My love for Porsches started a few years later when my dad came home with a 1978 928, her name was Izzy. She was beautiful, big ‘ole headlights, clean lines and a booty for days! I was absolutely enamored and always knew I wanted my own Izzy one day. Since 928 Izzy, I’ve had a couple of more which eventually led me to WiP! My old girl who still is in my dad’s garage, Izzy 2- is a 1986 944 and a soon to be resident of Georgia :), 2018 Cayman S-Monica and I was recently surprised by my fiancé with a 2016 GT3RS-Gisela! Gisela is the race car I’ve always wanted, and she does not disappoint!
It is an honor to be a part of an organization with so many women that share the same love of Porsche’s as I do! I look forward to creating memories with everyone.