KATHERINE AGE: 25
HOMETOWN: Cape Girardeau, Missouri COLLEGE: The University of Mississippi DEGREE/MAJOR: Hospitality Management NICKNAME: Katty, Katia, Sweet pea YEARS WITH THE TEAM: 3 FAVORITE QUOTE: ““Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as you ever can.” –John Wesley.
GET TO KNOW KATHERINE HOW DID YOU BECOME A SAINTSATION? Each season since that first unknown, I have taken a few more leaps of faith and learned immensely from each of my teammates, our organization, and the wonderful fans. I’ve grown from every experience I’ve had with the Saints organization – gaining confidence, professionalism, and grace along the way. The team’s truly supported me in becoming the woman I’ve always desired and am meant to be. The Saints organization’s a united, beautiful, and dynamic compilation of individuals who couldn’t better represent the culture and passion for the city of New Orleans, the state of Louisiana, and most importantly our Saints. HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS? Success is measured by the growth of a person. I value my education and experiences in life so greatly and tribute much of my growth and success to those two things. However, a substantial part of my success is a result of previous failure. I think by putting yourself out there and trying for what you want, you will experience little successes in disguise as “failure” sometimes. WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED? Dreaming is what keeps me motivated. Every day I try to remind myself to continue to work as hard as the days I was training to make the team, graduate from college and kickstart my career. It didn’t happen by chance, it happened because of hard work and level thinking. Your mind is a powerful tool! WHO INSPIRES YOU? Steve Gleason. I was so fascinated with his story and his continued passion for football, family and life in general!
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TELL US ABOUT THE TOP THREE ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU’RE MOST PROUD OF OUTSIDE OF JOINING THE SAINTSATIONS. Obtaining my bachelor’s degree, moving to a state where I knew no one and becoming a department head in a multi-million-dollar healthcare corporation. SHARE THE BEST ADVICE YOU WERE EVER GIVEN? My mom always reminds my sisters and I to “say what you mean and mean what you say.” This simple quote carries a lot of weight and is truly important. It keeps me honest and trustworthy. DO YOU HAVE ANY SECRET TALENTS? Singing has always been my first passion. I think I sang my first word. During the 2016 season, I was one of three vocalists to sing the national anthem at a home game vs. the Seahawks. Keep your eyes peeled! I might take the mic again someday. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE TEN YEARS FROM NOW? In less than one year I will be married. In the nine years to follow, I hope to grow our own family. I’m committed to my passion for serving others and event planning and will pursue a small business of my own. WHAT IS YOUR DAILY MORNING RITUAL LIKE? No matter how early I go to sleep the night before, I still hit snooze until the last possible moment. Most mornings I get ready in a 20-minute span, including enough time to throw on my purple scrubs, apply just enough makeup, and then rush out the door to work!”