Kari was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and attended Charleston Southern University in South Carolina, where she was a member of the Division I Women's Golf Team and was a 4-time All Big South selection.
After college, Kari began her professional career as a Teaching Professional at Kiawah Island Resort. After leaving Kiawah, Kari moved into the private sector and has worked at some of the finest clubs in Boston, Chicago and Milwaukee. Kari is a PGA Professional and has achieved PGA Certified status in Instruction.
She focuses much of her attention on the women's and junior golf programs at Butte des Morts Country Club. Kari and Jason have been married since 2003 and have two children.
Notable accomplishments include:
- Won 3 Division I College Tournaments
- 25 Division I Top 10 Finishes
- 1993 Big South Freshman of the Year
- 4 Time Charleston Southern MVP
- 3 Time All Big South First Team Selection
- Cedar Rapids Amateur Champion; 1994, 1995, 1996
- 2003 5th; 2004 9th; Massachusetts Women's Open
- 1999 8th; 2000 5th; Carolinas Women's Open