Kari has been coaching for over 16 years. She began her career as a dive coach for several high schools in the Las Vegas area. For over 14 years, Kari has competed in many endurance races including triathlons. She was the South Central Regional Champion in XTERRA triathlons and was ranked number 3 in the nation for 2006. In addition, Kari was a spin instructor, triathlon and Masters Swim coach at YMCA and Life Time Fitness centers in Houston and Denver. She was a key contributor to start the Kids Triathlon Club at the YMCA in Houston.
As a personal trainer, Kari specializes in training for performance, cardio respiratory development and injury prevention. She has been on television for a local Colorado show "Colorado's Best" as well as for the local news as the expert for cardiovascular training. Kari is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), USATriathlon Certified Level 1 Coach, RRCA Certified Running Coach, Nutrition Specialist through Precision Nutrition, Madd Dog Spin Certified and CPR/AED and First Aid certification.