Deep Community Roots

Katie Wilson is no stranger to North Country winters. As a small business owner, local community organizer, and mother of two with deep community roots that go back generations, Katie has a personal understanding of the importance of responsible federal policies – like healthcare and economic development – and how they impact the lives of North Country workers and families like her own.

As a businesswoman and entrepreneur, Katie has a comprehensive understanding of the unique regional economy in the North Country, and has long advocated for small local farms and protecting the health and well-being of her community. After studying business and entrepreneurship, she left college to take over management of her family’s business – The Bark Eater Inn — in her early 20’s, running the busy inn, catering business, wedding facility and stables. Years later, as a single mother of two, Katie opened her own business, The Adirondack Attic in Keene.


Katie grew up on a farm in Keene, attended local public schools until 9th grade, and graduated high school at the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid. The Wilson name is also well-known in the North Country, as Katie’s father, the legendary Olympian Joe-Pete Wilson, is widely known for helping to create and launch the Nordic ski tourism industry in North America.

Katie and her two children, Cooper, 9 and Zinnia, 7 live in Keene, where her kids attend public school.