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December Partner Spotlight ~ Katie Shonkwiler, CPS

Katie works as an investigator for Child Protective Investigations, where she has been employed for 8 years. Katie also chairs the Community Resource Collaboration Group for Families in Bowie and Cass counties. Katie is married to her husband, Seth Shonkwiler, and they've been together for 10 years this past November. Together they have a sweet epileptic border collie, Shadow, who takes up most of their time outside of work. Katie is a member of Sunrise Rotary, and enjoys engaging within her community to make it stronger. 

Q. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

A. I mean, who really ENJOYS doing chores—sadists that’s who. But if I had to choose my least favorite? Probably laundry. It’s not the washing and drying… It’s the getting them out of the dryer and folding it that I hate. 

Q. Who would play you in a movie of your life?

A. Rebel Wilson—at least that’s who I hope would be playing me. 

Q. If you were President for a day, what is the first thing you would do?

A. Have office chair races around the oval office. (This is why I will never be a politician) 

Q. What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

A. No one can make you mad, sad, happy, etc. unless you let them, The only person that has the power to control your emotions is you. 

Q. People would be surprised if they knew:

A. I play bridge. I learned how to play when I was a pre-teen because my parents said it was too complicated a game for me to learn at that age. I went online, read the rules, found online practice games and taught myself how to play. I fell in love with the game, and I play every time we get my sister in town to be the fourth. 

Thank you for all of your tireless efforts in the child abuse field, we are so thankful to have you as a part of our MDT team!

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