Senior Sales + Training Manager
Our satellite office in Austin, Texas, fell in love the day Katelyn entered our midst. She encompasses the ideal one-two punch of fierce tenacity and southern charm that qualifies her as a Here Comes The Guide gal, through and through. By day you can find her chatting with her clients about Auburn Football (War Eagle!), or utilizing her eye for design to 'pretty us up'. And by night, watch out as this girl roughs things up on the co-ed soccer field and then heads home to cook a gourmet gluten-free meal for her hubby and two littles. Yes, she really can do it all. Don't simply take our word for it though—we dare you to pick up the phone and give her a call. No doubt you'll swoon, just like we have.
Domestic status: Married to my handsome hubby since 2015, and am a proud mama of two young kiddos.
Favorite quote: Don’t sweat the petty things, and don’t pet the sweaty things.
Best premarital advice: Find a partner you really enjoy — one you feel comfortable talking about your goals and future with. I highly recommend marriage counseling and/or workshops leading up to the “big day”. Major problems don’t always show up during the ‘honeymoon stage’ of your relationship, so it’s a good idea to dig deeper before you get married so that you’ll be better prepared to deal with issues that may surface once the honeymoon phase ends.
Dream honeymoon: An “all-inclusive,” expenses paid shopping spree to Target, or a cross-country trip in an RV — I’ve always wanted to check out the “Wild West”!
Guilty pleasures: Dark chocolate and champagne. And yes, I mean together. You’d be surprised how good they taste in unison!
Where you can find me on Saturdays: Teaching an early morning HIIT bootcamp class, then spending time with my husband and kiddos watching Auburn football, crafting, baking, or exploring the outdoors.
What people most underestimate about me: I thrive on bringing order to chaos. Have a pantry you want to invite me to organize? Challenge accepted.
What pushes my panic button: Clutter and messes and bugs (mainly roaches and spiders) — as a boy mom, I now have to pretend that they don’t bother me as much as they do.
Best advice to brides: Enjoy the experience and time with your loved ones, and don’t be afraid to ask for help along the way. The planning stage is supposed to be fun! Try not to get hung up on all the little details, give yourself the freedom to make mistakes, and incorporate some DIY ideas if you can — they add that personal touch and make your day that much more special.
Staff people I turn to most often for help: Lisa, Maggie, Sarah, and Denise — just to name a few. I can’t imagine my life without these boss babes! Software troubleshooting, sales training, inspiration, parenting hacks, life tips, talking me off the ledge? Check! They’ve got me covered.
Favorite thing about HCTG: We are daughters, sisters, mothers, and friends. We are passionate about what we do. I work with women I genuinely trust and admire. We don’t back down from a challenge. We’re unstoppable, and together we could conquer the world!