Katie is a Model/Actress turned Philanthropist/Filmmaker. Katie got her first break in the entertainment business on the hit TV show "America`s Next Top Model" Season #1. After graduating college with a Bachelors Degree in Business & Marketing; Katie landed the role as briefcase beauty #11 on NBC’s hit show “Deal or no Deal” where she worked for over four years. She is an accomplished on-camera host with shows on the TV Guide Channel, E! News Now, and the travel show "Get Out" on HDTV. Katie has also co-starred on the hit shows “CSI NY,” “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Two And A Half Men,” “Las Vegas,” “Entourage,”“Rules of Engagement,” “Chuck,” and “Working Class.”
Katie’s main passion is advocating animal welfare issues while rescuing and rehabilitating animals and finding them forever homes. Katie founded the animal welfare organization “Peace 4 Animals (www.peace4animals.com) in 2012 and is a leader in the animal welfare community in Los Angeles. She has raised tens of thousands of dollars for many animal organizations around the world in support of the most crucial animal issues. Katie’s vision is to see a world that lives in peace with all animals and works to protect them against harmful human interference. Peace 4 Animals helps to rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for domestic animals and also educates the public on the importance of rescuing animals from your local shelter rather than buying them from breeders or pet stores. Peace 4 Animals also educates the public on how to co-exist with wild and endangered species and how to protect these animals in their natural habitats. While also increasing awareness to put an end to abuse and neglect and teach people how to respect all of our planet’s most important species. Katie and Peace 4 Animals strive to make a difference by leading by example so that others can learn what they can do to make a difference rigth in their own backyard.
Katie has just finished producing her first Documentary “Give Me Shelter” (http://youtu.be/z41UiRpd2YE). The film is about people who dedicate their lives to rescuing domestic, wild and exotic animals and who raise awareness for the most important animal welfare issues world-wide. “Give Me Shelter” is set to be released on Febuary 24th 2015. Katie has produced several Star-Studded Charity events; her first hosted by Betty White called “Diamonds Not Fur” to pass the Fur Free Bill in West Hollywood. Her second was called “Stars 4 Stripes” with Alison Eastwood, to save the last 1500 wild tigers on our planet from poachers and the illegal black market trade of their parts. Katie is also an advocate to help preserve our planet for future generations and is currently working on the Environmental Educational Act together with Judie Mancuso of Social Compassion In Legislation (http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/227/837/923) Her goal is to teach children through environmental conservation, the importance of protecting our wildlife, endangered species and our natural world. She along with SCIL plan to pass a bill on a state level in Califonia making it maditory for all schools, grades K-Highschool to learn about these important issues.
Katie just launched her Peace 4 Animals jewelry, t-shirt and vegan purse line in which a portion of the proceeds will help her P4A Endangered Species Program. Katie is also the Host & Producer of the Radio/TV Show “World Animal News” on TRadioV.com and the popular animal news site WorldAnimalNews.com. WAN highlights the latest breaking animal issues happening around the globe with guests ranging from the top animal welfare organizations, animal experts and celebrities who are passionate about raising awarness for important animal issues.
Katie’s goal is to impact people all around the world with her philanthropic work and create positive change to help protect the planet and its precious species, so we can all live in peace together. She hopes to one day open the “Peace 4 Animals” Reserve to Rescue & Rehabilitate Endangered Species in South Africa.