Katy Elizabeth (DOB April 5, 1985) was born in Warwick Rhode Island. She is the worlds leading authority on the Lake Champlain Monster. Katy has been studying the existence of Champ since a child She made her life long dream into reality when she had her own sighting and experiences of this elusive creature on Lake Champlain. It prompted her to start her own group called “Champ Search”. The group's goal is to study, investigate, prove the existence and most importantly protect the unique animals that inhabit New York and Vermont’s beautiful Lake Champlain. Katy currently resides on the shores of Lake Champlain in Ferrisburgh VT. In 2018 she was honored with an official world record as the only full-time Dedicated Woman Lake Monster Hunter in the world. Also in 2018, Katy approached the town of Port Henry NY known as the "Home of Champ" with a written resolution to protect Champ. April of 2018 this law was passed. She has been featured on an extensive amount of radio and television programs across the globe including the History Channel's "In Search of Aliens" with Giorgio Tsoukalos, The Travel Channel (Expediton X with Josh Gates), Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, as well as NBC. She is author of the new book “Water Horse of Lake Champlain: The Search.”
Town Supervisor Tom Scozzafava presenting Katy Elizabeth with the Champ protection law that she wrote in 2018.
In addition to Katy's Champ research on Lake Champlain (to aid in her biology studies) she has done a vast amount of Marine Biology & Bioacoustic's work with whales, dolphins and manatees, recording their vocalizations and echolocation capabilities (Cetaceans).