Katrina has always loved art. As a child, she learned to draw and paint from her parents and grandparents. In college she studied pottery and airbrush painting. She worked for six summers as a camp counselor at a Girl Scout Camp in New Mexico where she taught tie dye, batik, screen printing, pottery and jewelry making.
Looking for a new creative outlet, Katrina attended the Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico class “Fused Glass is Hot!” with Olive Smith in 2009, 2010 and part of Family Camp in 2011 and 2012. She fell in love with glass as an art medium and set up her ceramic kiln to fuse glass. She creates one of a kind jewelry with fusible art glass, recycled window glass and dichroic glass with unique inclusions. She has taken advanced fused glass classes from internationally known instructors such as Tanja Veit, David Alcala, Gil Reynolds, Peggy Pettigrew Stewart, Dennis Brady and Kent Lauer. Her hobby turned into Mariposa Treasures, LLC in September 2011. She continues to grow her jewelry making technique with silversmithing classes at Ghost Ranch, Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club, and Durango Art Center’s TOP Jewels classes with Tim McCreight and Deb Karash.
Katrina is a member of the Dancing Spirit Community Art Center in Ignacio, CO and teaches children’s art-as-therapy classes through their Building Bridges Through Art program and Art a le Carte Week.
Katrina is a Lifetime Girl Scout, she started in second grade and never quit. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Colorado and also serves locally as a Trainer and Leader of Girl Scouts of Colorado Troop 20836.. She was honored with the Thanks Badge in 2009, the highest award for adults in Girl Scouting. Katrina serves Girl Scouts internationally as a member of Friends of Our Cabaña in Cuernavaca Mexico, and the Olave Baden-Powell Society. In 2004, Katrina was presented with her Olave Baden-Powell Society membership pin by Princess Benedikte of Denmark in Auckland, New Zealand. Since then she has attended OB-PS meetings in Paphos, Cyprus; Mumbai & Pune, India; Reykjavík, Iceland; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Educational achievements include an Associates of Arts Degree in General Studies from San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico; a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Art (Pottery) from Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado; and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University Online.
Katrina owns and operates Cash Sales Company/Pine River Car Washes and Mini-Storage in Bayfield and Ignacio, Colorado as well as Mariposa Treasures, LLC. Her website is www.MariposaTreasures.com.