I’m so excited to have joined the Barnes Young Team!  I have been an agent in Atlanta for 2 years now since I moved here from Florida.  I was competing in American Ninja Warrior competitions (yes including the tv show haha), but there were no training facilities near my home in Panama City.  I was traveling to Atlanta to train at the gyms here and had such a great time exploring the city during my visits.  After a few months I knew Atlanta is where I belonged!


I enjoy being active and spending time outdoors.  Having Stone Mountain Park in my backyard has been so fun!  I also look forward to opportunities to serve with Big Brothers/Big Sister of Metro Atlanta, the Atlanta Humane Society, and local homeless charities.  


Prior to real estate, I taught high school Agriculture and was a zookeeper at The Belize Zoo in Central America.  I trained jaguars and raised orphan monkeys, so I can wrangle just about any real estate issue I come across!  My favorite part of the real estate industry is getting people into their new home!  Having a home is very important to me – it is your safe haven, your personal retreat, and a place to raise your family.  I moved into my new home in Tucker last month.  My dog Penny absolutely loves chasing squirrels in her new backyard.  I am looking forward to hosting my family for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year!  I look forward to meeting you all and helping you find your next dream home!


-Katie Staples