Congratulations to Katie Shaw, Class of 2006, and Joshua Shelburne! On Sunday, January 19 at 1:13 pm, the couple tied the knot—literally and figuratively—in a ribbon-tying ceremony officiated by Katie’s dad and Bosque science teacher, Dan Shaw.
Family and friends celebrated with them, including a few familiar faces like Cathy Bailey, Katie’s step-mom, and Roland Shaw (Class of 2006), Katie’s twin brother. Cal Reardon, Class of 2013, “piped” the couple in during the procession on the bagpipe. Kelly Osthoff ‘07 and Amelia Teicher ‘06, two of Katie’s “beloved dear friends” stood by her side as bridesmaids. A few other members of the Bosque community that attended included Rachel (Trojahn) Gupton ‘09 and her husband Billy, Lynn and Craig Trojahn, Sheryl Chard, Martha Carmody, Nina Leacock, Laura Robbins, and Joshua’s cousin, Sarah Shelburne (Class of 2010).
The ceremony was followed by a big late lunch at Old Town Farm. Their wedding meal, which was served to more than 100 guests, included veggies grown and harvested by Katie and Joshua on their own farm—Whole Heart Farm, located in the South Valley.
Joshua owns and manages their vegetable farm full-time and Katie loves helping him whenever she can. They sell their Whole Heart Farm produce to Agri-Cultura Network (ACN) and at the Downtown Grower’s Market. Outside of work, Katie spends her time planting, weeding, and harvesting on the farm, teaching yoga around town, and taking long bosque walks with their dog, Bowie. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Best Buddies New Mexico, the Board of Directors for the Saint Felix Food Pantry, and Board of Directors for the NM Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.
Katie previously worked at Bosque School in Admissions and College Counseling and also facilitated a professional learning group on Equity Learning. She says the skills she developed at Bosque have helped her significantly in her current position at United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) as the Development Officer, Manager of the Young Leaders Society Donor Group, and Cochair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Committee. “I am wholeheartedly committed to and passionate about working to achieve the UWCNM’s mission to bring people and resources together to measurably improve lives and strengthen our communities,” Katie shared. “I’m eager and grateful to provide individuals and workplaces the opportunity to align their values with their giving and service in many ways.” She says she wakes up every day excited, inspired, and motivated to do her part in the crucial work of UWCNM to help people within our community.
Katie is looking forward to “growing in love, life, and veggies” with her “beloved amazing new husband” and continuing her meaningful work with United Way to help improve lives and strengthen New Mexican communities.