Name: Katie Urban
Lives In: Santa Monica, CA
Title: Manager, Global Brand PR
Link to your Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/katieurban/
About Me: Born in Glendale and raised in Seattle, WA, I currently live in Santa Monica, right off Main Street, with my husband Greg and our adorable 17-month old son Grayson. For the past three years I've been working at Netflix, where I am currently on the Global Brand PR team. Prior to Netflix, I was a publicist for FX Networks. In my spare time I can be found hanging with my family in Santa Monica or Venice, hiking, doing yoga, and planning future trips, as I love to travel.
What are your skills?: Marketing, PR, Events, and Writing
Where did you go to school?: I attended the University of California, Irvine, where I was on the women's basketball team for 2 years on a full athletic scholarship. For high school, I attended Seattle Preparatory School.
Interested in: Collaboration, Friendship, Play dates, Networking, Inspiration
Personal passions, charities or hobbies you love?: I love being active. I grew up playing competitive sports, which really molded me into the person I am today. It's a struggle to work out as much as I did before baby, but I strive to do yoga, Pilates, hike or just walk as often as I can. I also love snow skiing, and take a few trips a year to ski with family. My husband is especially active in the charity world, and I am striving to be more involved this year. A few organizations that I have donated to and I feel strongly about are Planned Parenthood, Good Shepard Shelter, Baby2Baby and Midnight Mission.
Why do you want to be a part of heymama?: I'm looking to meet some successful, smart moms. In the mom group I joined after Grayson was born, I was the only full-time working mama and found it hard to connect with some of the other women. I love my family more than anything, but having a successful and thriving career is also extremely important to me. Just from checking out HeyMama on Instagram, it looks like a unique community that I would love to be a part of.
What are your brand goals for this year?: Do epic shit. This is literally my work mantra for 2017.
Words you live by/quotes you love?: "In the end, we only regret the chances you didn't take."
"Do more of what makes you happy."
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?: Trust your gut.
Name one thing that scares the shit out of you?: Regret.
What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?: as a kid, I skied competitively.
What part of your business do you feel needs the most focus // support // love right now?: For me personally, I'm trying to increase my global IQ and educate myself more about other regions I work with - outside of the US.
If you could tell your 20-year-old self one thing, what would it be? : Be more confident.