Kari is an American-trained physiotherapist who immigrated to Nelson in July 2017. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of San Francisco, California in 2010, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington in 2013. 

Kari has experience in various musculoskeletal settings in California, working in hospitals and private practices. She became a Pilates practitioner for rehabilitation with Polestar Education in 2017. Kari has a special interest in spinal rehabilitation and clinical Pilates, and combines manual therapy with meaningful exercise. She believes that patient education, alignment, and bio-mechanics are the foundation of sound movement and successful recovery. 

As a California native, Kari enjoys the outdoor lifestyle. She enjoys Pilates, long walks, downhill skiing, and traveling the world. Kari and her partner, Jeremy reside in Richmond.