Katy Elizabeth was born in Warwick Rhode Island. She is a world-leading authority on the Lake Champlain Monster, and has been studying the phenomenon since she was a child. Her life long dream became reality when she had her own sighting and other experiences of this elusive creature. Elizabeth founded a group called “Champ Search,” whose goal is to study, investigate, prove the existence and most importantly protect the unique animals that inhabit this beautiful lake that straddles New York and Vermont. Elizabeth 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 female lake monster hunter in the world. Katy approached the town of Port Henry NY known as the "Home of Champ" with a written resolution to protect Champ, and in April of 2018 this law was passed. She has been featured on the History Channel's "In Search of Aliens,” WGRZ News, WCAX News, Discovery Channel, The Science Channel and NBC. Her upcoming book is entitled "Water Horse of Lake Champlain: The Search."