Staff Spotlight: Katie Nord

Staff Spotlight is a weekly feature that helps showcase some of the incredible members of the AJGA staff
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Fast Facts

  • Name: Katie Nord
  • Hometown: Franklin, Wisconsin
  • Internship Year(s): Summer 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018
  • Began Full-Time: 2019
  • Role(s) during time w/ AJGA: Operations Intern, Tournament Assistant, Tournament Coordinator, Tournament Manager, Tournament Director
  • College/Graduation Date: University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 2017
  • Major/Minor: Legal Studies and Political Science (Majors), Criminal Justice and Entrepreneurship (Minors)
  • Married: No
  • Kids: No
  • Favorite TV show: Too many to list
  • Favorite movie: National Treasure
  • Favorite artist: Taylor Swift
  • Favorite sports teams: Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Number of states traveled to: 35
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Katie with fellow AJGA staff members Trevor Deal and Nathan Nottrott at Mission Hills Country Club.

Get to know Katie

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Katie with her college roommates on Senior Night.

  • What sports did you play growing up? Any significant accomplishments? I played basketball my entire life. I decided not to play in college and go to Wisconsin instead. I joined the team as a student manager and became the Head Manager of the team by my senior year.
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Katie at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

  • What’s your favorite AJGA experience/memory? Going to Red Rocks in Denver for the first time when I worked the Hale Irwin Colorado Junior. I saw Vance Joy and it was an incredible night. We also went hiking in the mountains while in Denver and went to a Rockies game in the same week.
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Katie with 2018 summer interns at a baseball game.

  • What's an experience you'll never forget? I was very fortunate to serve on the Rules Committee for the Augusta National Women’s Amateur this year. I can’t even begin to describe how incredible of an opportunity that was! I am beyond thankful for the opportunities outside of the AJGA that have been shared with me through this job.
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Katie and fellow AJGA staff member Shannon Dudzinski had the opportunity to serve on the Rules Committee at the 2021 Augusta National Women's Amateur. Here they are at Amen Corner.

  • What's your favorite thing to do outside of the AJGA and golf? I love spending time outdoors! Whether it's spending time on the lake, going to the beach, or going on walks in the city. Of course my dog, Penelope, makes all those activities better!
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  • Where do you want to go next in your career? Who knows! I never imagined working in golf and having such incredible experiences, so I can’t set my limits on what is next. I loved my time working for the Green Bay Packers, so it would be awesome to work in the NFL again.
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Katie and fellow AJGA staff members Melanie Sands and Phil Poupore outside AJGA headquarters in Braselton, Georgia.