Born in Bozeman, MT, Katie Keehr is proud to be pursing her goals, while raising her young family and contributing to the community in the same valley in which her family homesteaded five generations ago. After graduating from high school, she attended Montana State University and graduated with her Bachelor degree in Business, with a Marketing option, also focusing on International Business. During her time at Montana State, she completed an internship for Starzen, Co. Ltd, a meat import/export based out of Tokyo, Japan. She also met her husband while at MSU and has spent the last 20 years building their life together — she supports him as a touring musician and he supports her career development in customer service, management, and software business analysis and project management. While Josh has been the primary, at-home caregiver to their two now elementary school aged children, Katie feels incredibly lucky to tackle the exhausting work it is to cultivate a marriage, career, family, and community engagement — simultaneously.
Katie finds personal fulfillment building relationships among her peers, and throughout her social and professional circles. As the stewardship committee chair at Christ the King Lutheran Church, she regularly finds herself at the microphone, in the newsletter, and in the field working to inspire intentional acts of giving and service, to honor and care for all creation and the relationships in which we are called to serve one another. Katie is also acting as the chapter leader Bozeman Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement for common sense gun reform. Always interested in the humanity of policy and policy making, she found herself compelled to action after viewing her young daughter's school district YouTube explanation of lock down drills upon yet another act of violence involving a gun in an American school. Unsatisfied with "just the way things are today" hand-wringing and foregone conclusions, she's committed to inspiring change and growing a winning movement.