Katie is a native of the Cool Springs area, but now resides in Doerun, Georgia and is engaged to be married to her fiancée, Brenin. With family members in the business, she is no novice to life at Southern Valley and has spent many summers here with her father, as well as Spring 2015 working as our receptionist. As of March 2016, she began working at Southern Valley full time. She says, “I can remember when I was younger, I was taught to always thank a farmer for the food we have. Working at Southern Valley, I have realized exactly why I was taught that. After attending ABAC and joining the agricultural based sorority, Sigma Alpha, I learned to deepen my passion for agriculture. Working at Southern Valley has helped me to live out my passion and learn more about the agricultural world that we live in. I love being alongside family while working. Even though a lot of employees are family, the ones who aren’t blood have become family by the heart. We are all truly blessed to be a part of such a welcoming and family-like atmosphere here at Southern Valley.” Katie’s responsibilities at Southern Valley include Human Resources and Payroll.