Katie Gheen is an Arizona native and is proud to call Queen Creek, Arizona her home. Melissa Humphrey and Ed Gheen are the parents of the twenty three year old “Gheen Machine” who strives to do the unexpected. She grew up playing soccer, going to the dunes, rock crawling, and traveling. She currently attends Chandler Gilbert Community College working towards her bachelor’s degree in Business Entrepreneurship from Arizona State University. Upon completion of earning her degree she plans on putting her new found knowledge to work by purchasing a franchise that will hopefully be the first of many.
Katie spends most of her time traveling the state being an ambassador of the Western Life Style as a Rodeo Queen and a member of the Cowgirls Historical Foundation. When she’s not traveling down the rodeo road Katie enjoys barrel racing, giving riding lessons, reading, and spending time with her family. The motto Katie lives by is “A dream written down with a date becomes a goal, a goal broken down into steps becomes a plan, a plan backed by action makes your dreams come true” by Greg Reid.
The nickname Gheen Machine was given to Katie because of her determination and ability to overcome tasks in order to achieve her dreams, although her dream is now to help others achieve their dreams. She has developed a platform called the “Dream Machine” that encourages others to take steps to achieve their dreams.
1 - Dream Big!
2 - Make plans
3 - Work hard
4 - Celebrate life
So come along for the ride as the Gheen Machine has a dream to become Miss Rodeo America and represent the state where dreams come true.