COO | Director of Quality Assurance
Katie embraces her role as COO as an honor and a privilege, one warranted by working in nearly every aspect of the company. To her, every day is an adventure. A chance to make a significant impact in the lives of Spika’s customers, employees and in the community which she lives. Driven by her passion for analytics, Katie formalizes each of the company’s cutting-edge procedures and processes ensuring maximum efficiencies while remaining true to Spika’s original ideology. She finds gratification solving the challenges each day brings when managing a growing company.
An alumnus of the University of Montana, Katie graduated first in her class with dual degrees in Finance and Marketing. As a student, she worked towards furthering her family’s business by studying the effect of trade missions on small business export success. Upon graduation, she contributed to the development of international business opportunities for Spika.
True to her family’s constitution, Katie spends considerable time supporting community development. She serves on the boards of the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center, Educational Opportunities for Central Montana and the Lewistown Boys and Girls Club. She launched HiddenMontana.com with her sister Bekhi to develop networking opportunities and to help locals and visitors alike connect with events and activities in Central Montana.
Archer, a Akbash-Great Pyrenees, accompanies Katie to work most days much to the delight of her two house cats, Ghost and Newton. In her free time Katie enjoys pinning recipes and home designs on Pinterest or reveling in community comradery at the local “Cheers!” of Lewistown.