A little ditty about me

Hello! I’m Katie Shive; welcome to my blog. I am a marketing professional, graduate student and avid runner. My love for marketing first began in my early twenties when I took a position at Mammoth Resorts in the marketing department. I wore many hats and gained experience in several areas, including advertising, branding, sponsorship, event management, public relations, and customer experience marketing.


Fast forward nearly a decade and a lot of life experience later, I work as Business Development Coordinator at Guild Mortgage and put my passion into play by changing the way our company engages with our greatest asset- our customers- through branding, digital marketing and social media. I believe creating unique customer experiences has the power to turn one-time transactions into a loyal brand ambassadors.


Communication, teamwork and integrity are three core values that motivate me to produce my best work. I strongly value taking risk, failing forward and learning through the process. I hold a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Nevada, Reno, and am currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration. When I am not working or attending class, I am passionate about long distance running and may also be found blogging about my running adventures at www.runninginreno.com.


This is me in a nutshell, thanks for stopping by! I look forward to getting to know you and exchanging thoughts and ideas.



M.B.A., University of Nevada, Reno. Expected Graduation December 2017.

B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, University of Nevada, Reno. May 2015. GPA: 3.99/4.00
summa cum laude.

A.A. in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Cerro Coso Community College. May 2012. GPA: