Growing up in New Jersey I wanted to be “Annie”. Yes that “Annie”! With the red hair, “the sun’ll come out tomorrow”, “Annie”. When I realized I was a brunette with parents, but that I had talent, I began getting involved in theatre, and taking dance and piano lessons.
Upon graduation from high school, I toured with a performing group for a year and travelled the US. Once I returned home, I entered into college and obtained a BA with a major in Fine Arts and minor in Sociology. I was very involved on campus and was a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon, worked, sang the national anthem at sporting events, was active in the theatre department and played in a band.
After graduating college, I entered the workforce, securing employment with a non-profit organization. I continued playing in bands, doing theatre and even landed some extra work in commercials, “A Beautiful Mind” and more recently “Transformers 2”. I continued working for a few different non-profit organizations handling membership, communications, website development, magazine publishing, event planning and more.
In February 2010 I became unemployed and formed the networking group NJ Unemployed. My mission is to bring together individuals who are unemployed in NJ to share stories, experiences and struggles. I spent my days searching for jobs, networking through social media and writing for a variety of blogs and magazines. No more bands for me, but I’m still a rockstar. I especially love doing celebrity interviews!
In July 2010 I launched my own social media and pr consulting company Katie DeVito, LLC. I made my own job!
In 2008 I married the love of my life. We are enjoying spending our time together and looking forward to what the future holds.