Katrina Stark spent the first 20 years of her adult life as an entrepreneur, operating a calligraphy studio. She executed commissions and taught calligraphic arts locally and nationally. With the huge success of personal computers, her client base vanished within a year, demanding a new career choice. She spent 12 years in the not-for-profit world as a manager and executive director, including a short stint in municipal government. Katrina was happy to join the UGF adjunct faculty ranks in the fall of 2006 and even happier as a full-time professor in the fall of 2008.
Katrina’s teaching philosophy is grounded in the classroom as practice for the corporate world and the daily application of the course material. She brings business alive in her classroom by using her volunteer board and compensated experiences, with her business network to augment theory. In an interactive classroom, Katrina and the students engage in lively discussions on both theory and application methods for after leaving the classroom.
Katrina and husband Joe have three grown children. During the academic year, the Starks are often seen at UGF sporting events and activities. Between playing left wing on the Great Falls Thunder women's hockey team and their extensive garden, her free time is filled!