Katherine grew up an only child in rural Louisiana where she found a love for photography at an early age. She always dreamed of big city life, and the day she got her license left Louisiana and headed to Los Angeles. The big city was not the land of angels she had hoped for and found herself homeless at 16 and lived in her car.
Refusing to give up, Katherine began shooting life on the streets. This raw look into this foreign world resulted in her first short film. That same film found its way into the hands of a network executive who opened the door to the beginning stages of a new genre - REALITY TELEVISION.
Having a passion for documentaries, Katherine thrived in the industry for 20 years. She directed Emmy award winning shows such as "The Osbournes", "The Real World", MTV's "Meet the Barkers", "The Newylweds" starring Jessica Simpson, and "The Simple Life" with Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie to name a few.
When reality became scripted, Katherine left the world of TV to venture into film and wrote and directed the feature film "Loving Annabelle". The movie stars Diane Gaidry and Academy Award nominee Kevin McCarthy. It premiered at the prestigious Cinequest Film Festival where Katherine won the Emerging Filmmaker Award as well as HBO's Award for Best First Feature. "Loving Annabelle" was released in 2006, and it became the number one selling film of its genre.
Her second feature film, "Waking Madison", stars Academy Award-nominee Elisabeth Shue, Taryn Manning ("Orange Is The New Black") and Golden Globe winner Frances Conroy.
In addition to her impressive history in film and television, Katherine is also a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in which only 4% of its members are female. She served as a Jury Member for Samsung Fresh-Films, the largest teen filmmaking program in the USA. She was the recipient of the LACE Award for Arts and Entertainment, which acknowledges women who have made a difference in the entertainment community. She was honored with the Power Up Award for her strong voice for equality and has lectured around the country honoring her commitment to inspire young adults to persue their dreams, even in a male dominated industry.
In 2010, she returned to New Orleans where she launched her own production company BIG EASY PICTURES. Her latest feature film, LOST IN TIME stars JILL HENNESSY ("Law & Order", "Crossing Jordan") and is currently in development for the comedy film WE BOUGHT A FARM.