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Katie Carrera

MPS, SHRM-SCP | Director of Human Resources

  • Seattle

Katie is responsible for managing safety, performance management, talent acquisition, leadership development, benefits, and compensation.

Personal Bio

In her role as Director of Human Resources, Katie is responsible for managing safety, performance management, talent acquisition, leadership development, benefits, and compensation.

Katie attained a master’s degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Illinois at Chicago. Originally from Chicago, before Abbott her background was in animal management. She ran teams of Zookeepers for zoos and small non-profit sanctuaries and worked closely with lions, tigers and exotic birds.

When she is not at Abbott, Katie loves spending time in the outdoors that includes camping, hiking, and paddle boarding. She also likes reading and spending time with her Goldendoodle, Riley.

Abbott's work was performed on-time, on-budget and ultimately resulted in a world-class facility not only for the making of whiskey, but also sharing the whiskey making process with our customers.
Emerson Lamb, President - Westland Distillery