Katherine Keel was born in San Rafael, California, but grew up here in Great Falls. (Go Bison!) She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Providence and an M.S. in Education and taught preschool and elementary education for 10 years. Since 2011, she has been a family support specialist serving the Part C contract, and is also an Infant and Toddler Developmental Specialist with Benchmark Human Services. She has four children, two boys and two girls, and both a grandson and a pet who enjoy her spoiling them regularly. She loves to read, garden, and do arts and crafts. She is the liaison to the Program Advisory Committee at Peace Place.