Kari grew up in Bozeman, Montana. She had an outdoor family where being active wasn’t a choice it was a lifestyle. She grew up hiking, camping, canoeing, nordic and alpine skiing. Her nordic skiing career started at the age of 15 and lasted through 3 Biathlon World Championships. She retired from the USA biathlon team to pursue her other life passion of helping animals.
Kari attended Colorado State University Veterinary School and has been practicing small animal medicine since 1990. Her interests lie in preventative and geriatric medicine, oral and periodontal health, and general surgery.
Kari continues to be involved in skiing and Biathlon by coaching and mentoring young athletes in the Bridger Biathlon Club. She continues to spend time enjoying the outdoors with her family, friends, dogs, and horses.