Korie is originally from Amarillo, Texas. In Amarillo, she began her work at the retail chain, The Buckle. 
Her husband's job brought them to Oklahoma, and Korie was offered the Store Management position shortly after in Shawnee. She spent 8 years with the company focusing her attention on creating relationships, leading a team, and marketing. In 2018, she stepped away from retail and now joins Blue Zones Project to make Shawnee a place where people live longer better.