About beingk8

Me and my adventure dog, Barley Bear hiking up Denny Creek in December, 2018.

Writer. Adventurer. Thinker.

Hello Friends! I’m Katie Auker and along side me in the picture above is my sidekick, Barley. I am creating an online space for sharing my ideas and creativity. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just outside of Seattle, Washington after spending my youth growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I take advantage of the beautiful outdoor activities here, but am partial to hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and camping. When it’s raining, like any PNWer, I cuddle up with my dog, a book, and a cup of coffee (or a nice IPA, depending on the time of day) and enjoy the sounds of the rain and the blanket of clouds over head.

If you are reading this now, welcome to the beginning! This page will continue to evolve and grow, just like you and me. I am passionate about the outdoors (see above), travel, gear, education, fitness, and food. In all of these areas, there is a real opportunity to dig deeper into who you are and what really motivates you. In real life, the best conversations are deep ones and I love to listen. I love to hear what makes people tick and help them move to the next wonderful space in their lives. I aim for these passions and insights to come out in my writing here, and in the work I do.

You may also be here because I want you to hire me. Don’t worry- you won’t regret it. I’m transitioning my career from education, where I have poured my heart and soul into improving it and counseling families on their options. Now I want to be creative. I have always wanted to write and this is the time to take that skill to market. I’m looking for opportunities to build my portfolio and learn new skills. I’m never a one trick pony. I’m a Jill of all trades and a Master of education- other’s and my own. If you need a copywriter for a project, please reach out to see if we can work together. Stay tuned for my portfolio link.