Katy Keller has a love of NC where she was born and raised. Katy found her passion for the park & recreation field when attending Appalachian State University where she graduated in 2011 with a Recreation & Park Management degree. Katy started her career at Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation as a Program Specialist until March 2015 where she accepted an opportunity as Program & Marketing Coordinator with Indian Trail Parks & Recreation. Each day Katy ensures the #ITsparksandrec vision is upheld as “being a trendsetting agency that transforms lives” through her responsibilities of social media, programming and park projects. Since 2018, Katy has served as the Marketing & Communication Director of the TEDxCollegePark core planning team and is on the development team for the NRPA Marketing Certificate course and workshop. Katy is actively involved with NRPA’s Young Professional Network where she is currently the 2019-2020 Chair-Elect. Above all, Katy cherishes the time spent with her greatest achievements in life: her husband, two boys, and her monster animals..