Katie Swaim is the former Director of Marketing and Annual Giving at Explore Austin. She grew up outside of Chicago and graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Shortly after graduation, Katie moved to Austin. After working for the Texas Legislative Reference Library, Katie made a switch to the nonprofit sector, where she has been able to carry out her passion to help those in need, specifically children. Katie has an extensive background in development and marketing.
In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, painting, camping, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Chris (who is a mentor to the Explore Austin class of 2017 boys.) She believes strongly in the transformative effects of outdoor adventure combined with a long-term mentoring relationship and is honored to work toward this mission at Explore Austin.