Katie Norris

Special guest

Katie Norris founded Fotolanthropy to share inspiring true stories. She serves as CEO and producer and has grown Fotolanthropy from a nonprofit startup to a nationally recognized film organization that has documented 20 true stories of those defying great odds. In 2013, as a rookie film producer, Katie produced the award-winning feature documentary, Travis: A Soldier’s Story, about retired United States Army Staff Sergeant and quadruple amputee, Travis Mills. In 2015, Katie produced the feature-length documentary, The Luckiest Man, sharing an unconventional narrative of Dallas businessman John Paine who has lived courageously with ALS. In 2021, Katie and her team released 7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story, about an uplifting comeback story of Chris Norton, who was paralyzed in a college football game. 7 Yards is available on Netflix, Prime and AppleTV.

A graduate of Baylor University, Katie was recognized as the university’s “Young Alumna of the Year” in 2014. She has also been named a finalist of The Dallas Foundation’s “Good Works Under 40” award and named to “World Changer” and “20 on the Rise” lists and Top 40 under 40 by the Dallas Business Journal. She speaks about her journey as an entrepreneur and film producer but is most thankful to serve as mom to her children Rose and Redmond. She lives in Dallas with her family and adventures as often as possible to the mountains in Colorado

Katie Norris has been a guest on 1 episode.