Hi, I’m Kari! Photography has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. As a child, I’d use my mom’s camera to take photos of animals at the zoo. In high school I spent all my down time at track meets photographing my teammates between events, and then got a job photographing sports for my college. Photography helped me pay my way through grad school, opened up opportunities to travel to far off places, and introduced me to some of the most creative and adventurous people I know.
For about a decade, I enjoyed a career as a photographer, freelance writer, and outdoor educator, working as the editor for NatureScapes.Net, sitting on the College Scholarship Program Committee of the North American Nature Photography Association, teaching photography workshops for NANPA, NSN, and the Appalachian Mountain Club, and leading adventures in cool places like Maine's Acadia National Park and the Temagami Wilderness in northern Ontario. My career highlights include having my work honored in the International Conservation Photography Awards by wildlife photography legend Art Wolfe and serving as the associate producer for a documentary film, The Power of Place, which earned a spot in the New Hampshire Film Festival.
Now the majority of my time is spent without a camera in hand, working full time as an athletic director at a small independent college in Vermont, exploring local trails by foot or bike and getting a daily dose of fresh air and the outdoors on my morning runs, or spending time with my husband, John, and our dog, Winston, at our home in New Hampshire. While photography no longer pays the bills, it’s still very much a part of my identity. These days I find I get the most joy out of creating images that mean something to me – photos that capture memories, that highlight things I love and find beautiful, and that challenge me to explore the world around me in new ways.
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