Kari is our storyteller. After graduating from WSU (Go Cougs!), Kari did some traveling abroad and then was a tour guide at home. It's always been a pleasure for her to show off our region. Her career path has grown from bus driving to safety and training, human resources, and then as an employment and recruiting specialist for a seasonal job website. For more than 10 years, she has also run a portrait and small event photography business. She enjoys documenting events and experiences and sharing them with others. She also has a deep working knowledge of social media. She's thrilled to tell the stories of the conservation work here at the District.
What do you like about living in the Pacific Northwest?
We have wonderful natural resources and open spaces, although they seem to be shrinking, sadly. I grew up boating in the San Juan Islands and have always enjoyed being outside getting my hands dirty in the garden. I live with a view of Port Gardner Bay, the islands, and the Olympics, and feel totally spoiled. We have it so good here.
Why do you work here (at the District)?
I believe in the power of good examples and I am happy to multiply my efforts at home, including solar panels and a garden full of native plants, by the efforts of the District in our local region. I see great power in educating people on how to better our environment, and their willingness to do so. It's super cool!
In 2017, she won a Monte Cristo Award for Green Gardening in Everett!
She's the photographer behind Everett Sunsets and Everett Sunrises.