Kari received her bachelors of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Augsburg College in Minneapolis. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is also a member of both the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants.

Kari has been practicing with HFA since August 2011 and enjoys the variety of medical challenges encountered as a member of the Psychiatric Medical Team. She has special interests in internal medicine and international medicine, as well as preventive care.