Katie McIntire was born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho. Growing up Katie always knew that having a desk job was never right for her; she was always outside or in the shop getting dirty. During high school she enrolled in her high school’s welding program and instantly fell in love with the process.
Katie always figured if she wanted to do something with the rest of her life, it should be something she enjoys. Following high school Katie went on to get her Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Welding Technology at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene. She also holds welding certifications from the American Welding Society. Katie also has varied industrial welding experience with several manufacturers in Idaho. Deciding she wanted to share her welding skill set with the next generation of welders she returned to North Idaho College welding program to assist in welder training. On her off time Katie enjoys traveling, hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, boating, and enjoying all the aspects of the Pacific Northwest.