Katie has been active since the age of six, when she took her first dance class. Katie continued to dance through school and into college, where she also became a NCAA varsity athlete for her rowing team. After college, Katie became a high school teacher and athletic coach. As Katie worked with young athletes, she continued dancing and attending gym classes like spinning, kickboxing, and Zumba. After four years of spinning classes, Katie became inspired by her fabulous instructors and decided to become an instructor herself. Katie has been teaching spinning since September 2011, and loves picking all types of music and creating workouts that will really push her classes to reach their fitness goals.

Dance has always been a part of Katie's life, so it felt natural to take Zumba classes and eventually become a Zumba Instructor. Katie has been teaching Zumba since January 2012, and loves seeing her classes master routines, improve their health, and connect with each other. Katie is licensed to teach Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes.

In addition to being a fitness instructor, Katie has a MA in social work, and is the adoption case manager for an adoption facilitator in Emeryville, CA. When she's not working or teaching, Katie can be found reading a book, playing with her cats, or watching lots of TV. She is a true TV junkie and has an extremely full DVR! She is also an avid reader, and enjoys checking out all the amazing and unique bookstores in the East Bay. Katie volunteers once a week as a reading partner, and works with 2nd-4th graders on their reading skills and comprehension. Katie is excited to join the Truve team and get more of Oakland moving and grooving!


  • Spinning instructor, Mad Dogg Athletics 
  • Zumba fitness instructor (kwynen.zumba.com)
  • Adult/child/infant CPR/AED-certified