Katy is our matchmaker extraordinaire! Before she joined Motus in 2018, she ran an employment program for people with disabilities, assisting them in discovering their professional pathways, accessing education and training, and connecting them to employers. She also led teams and managed programs, giving her a diverse perspective when it comes to recruiting. This background in helping people reach their professional goals sparked her interest in the recruiting industry. “Recruiting was just where I wanted to be. I love working with people, hearing about their journey, and helping them work towards their professional passions.” Katy has a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon and an HR Management Certificate from Portland State University.
Katy’s experience in Human Services and worldview give her a unique perspective on recruiting and hiring practices. “I work to promote the increased hiring of diverse candidates, including people with disabilities and within my own, LGBTQ+ community, which aligns perfectly with Motus and our mission.” She is also very involved in the community. She is passionate about working with people living with HIV and connected to working with youth experiencing houselessness.
Outside of work, Katy enjoys crafting and being creative, like cross-stitching and making her own candles and cards. She also loves spending time with her partner and their retired sled dog, Noodle.