Kari graduated from nursing school in 2003 from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lees-McRae College in 2018 and her Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degree from East Tennessee State University in 2021. Kari has been a certified critical care nurse sine 2006 though the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Kari’s nursing experience includes open heart recovery, cardiovascular intensive care, home health, post anesthesia and surgical pre-operative care, pain clinic, cardiovascular lab and radiology special procedures. She has enjoyed gaining knowledge and skill in each area during her 18 years as a nurse, and is looking forward to continuing this journey with AppOrtho.
A native of Western North Carolina, Kari grew up in the small town of Black Mountain, and has lived in Boone since 2012. Along with her husband and two children, she enjoys spending as much time a possible outside in this beautiful area where we are fortunate to call home, specifically hiking, biking and boating. Her children also keep her busy with extracurricular activities such as scouts, basketball, and soccer. Kari is passionate about ensuring that our community members receive quality, compassionate health care.