Katie Bunnell was raised in Orem, Utah. Katie’s husband passed away unexpectedly in 2005, and she was left to provide for herself and 3-month-old daughter. She wanted to go back to school to receive her bachelor’s degree, but found it difficult to find childcare, and financing to help her pursue her dream. Eventually she found help and completed her bachelor’s degree from Utah Valley University in 2.5 years.
Now she is using the organization she created along with her family, the Live Your Dream Foundation, to give scholarships to other single moms. “It was a dream of mine because I had gone through such a struggle to find resources out there for help,” she said. “That’s how it started. It’s a great thing, especially when you go through hard situations, to be able to find some good and give back.”
Along with raising her three daughters with her husband, Devin Bunnell, Katie enjoys spending time in the outdoors, playing sports, boating, and working in the yard. Katie can always be found playing practical jokes, giving meaningful advice, and finding ways to serve her friends and family.