Karri attended college at Virginia Tech, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Crop and Soil Environmental Science with a double minor in Environmental Science and Agricultural Economics. She started her career with NRCS in 2010 as a Soil Conservationist in Bedford County, Virginia. Karri has held the positions of Soil Conservationist, District Conservationist and is currently an Area Resource Conservationist in Hays, Kansas. Her career has taken her to several states including Virginia, Vermont, Georgia and now Kansas. Karri has participated in many special projects including working on a National Team for development of CPA52 training, served on the National Civil Rights Review Cadre and as a Federal Women’s Program Manager.
Karri thinks it is important to educate people about the value of natural resources in order create a more sustainable environment. She enjoys participating in outreach events to local communities and extending educational opportunities to promote agriculture and natural resources.
Karri is a founding member of WiN and has been on the National Council for over 5 years. She has held the positions of South East Regional Representative, Vice President, and Executive Vice President and currently serves as the WiN President. She places great value on the involvement in employee organizations and strives to promote and support the WiN Mission of “providing women with training, opportunities and mentoring to develop into their fullest professional potential.”
Why Karri Joined WiN
“I have a passion for being involved and helping others. It is an honor to be a part of an organization that has good, strong goals and a positive mission. It is important to have a support network for career enhancement and professional development. I love the fact that we can all be a part of a family that shares similar interests and goals and I am excited to participate and give back in any way I can.”