Founder & Chief Experiential Curator
About Katie Troyer
Katie Troyer (preferred pronouns: She/her/hers) is the Founder and Chief Experiential Curator of Claim Our Space, LLC. Katie served in several community- and social equity-centered roles within government, philanthropic, and corporate organizations. Through these experiences she recognized that institutions have a unique opportunity to leverage events to expand their impact and attain social justice while fostering deepened relationships in their communities.
Katie has a passion for curating creative events that drive impact while always keeping innovation, relationship building, and fun at the center. Katie is trained in the Technology of Participation (ToP)® facilitation methods. She believes that these methods are grounded in building consensus within groups to come to a common vision. Katie leverages the ToP methods when facilitating community engagement conversations and to guide visioning, design, and evaluation of events with her clients.
Katie holds a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Concordia University-Saint Paul. She was selected as a Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellow through the Minnesota Council on Foundations in 2015. Katie resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her fiancé Tim and dear golden retriever Jayda. Katie enjoys interior design, traveling to see music concerts, and learning to cook new cuisines – currently Jamaican.