Katie Carlin is a California attorney and consultant currently advising winemakers on the feasibility of developing and maintaining high-performance winery buildings. As a child, Katie spent her summers at Catalina Island Marine Institute where she grew to love the ocean and understand the importance of protecting marine ecosystems. At UC Santa Cruz and UC Hastings, she developed her appreciation for the healing power of the natural world, as well as her advocacy skills. Today Katie brings social and environmental awareness to an analytical and strategy-driven consulting practice. She enjoys the challenge of incorporating sustainable practices into successful, commercial operations. Prior to gaining LEED accreditation through the US Green Building Council, Katie worked as an administrative attorney with a focus on renewable energy, domestic energy transmission, and regulatory compliance.