A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Kari is a graduate of Grinnell College. She earned a master of arts degree in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development from the University of Minnesota. She lives in St. Paul with her spouse, kiddo, and dog. 

Kari typically works remotely on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and is available in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays.