Katlyn is a Springfield native and established a love for agriculture early on through her love of horses. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Western Illinois University. Additionally, she was a member of the WIU equestrian show team and Sigma Alpha; a professional agriculture sorority.
Following her graduation from WIU, Katlyn interned at the University of Arkansas animal science program in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Additionally, Katlyn is a 2017 graduate of the Leadership Springfield program through The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
Katlyn lives on small acreage outside of Springfield with her husband, Kyle, three dogs, and two horses.