Kari is primarily a self-taught emerging artist. Born in Renton, WA, raised in San Jose, CA, and now residing in San Diego, CA, she started drawing at the age of three.
Her only education has been a sprinkling of classes from elementary through high school where her work was regularly featured in the school's display case. Current and past works now reside with several private collectors across the state. She has also exhibited several pieces in the Passage Liberty Arts Exhibition in Orange County, CA, with proceeds benefiting the Safe Passage Foundation.