The daughter of two Salinas small business owners, Kara was born and raised in the Salinas area. After graduating from Notre Dame High School, she moved to Tucson, Arizona to attend The University of Arizona. There, she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science, with a double minor in Business and Marketing.
After college, she returned home to the Salinas Valley where began a career in the Produce industry. She was blessed with a very successful career, working for a variety of companies, including an international vegetable distributor, the large food service supply chain, Sysco, and was most recently a District Sales Manager for Dole Fresh Vegetables.
Kara is married to her wonderful husband, Justin, and fur mama to their Golden Retriever, Nash. She enjoys reading, hiking and spending time outdoors, as well as beer and wine tasting!