Katherine was born and bred in Gisborne. She attended Waikato University where she completed her law degree. After completing her studies Katherine decided to return to her hometown of Gisborne to start work with Woodward Chrisp. Katherine was made an Associate of the firm in September 2016.
Katherine enjoys spending her spare time with her husband Mike, their daughter Kate and son Matthew as well as socialising with family and friends. Katherine also enjoys walking and reading.