Kari entered the optical world in 2005, working as an Ophthalmic Assistant and Frame Stylist at an independent boutique practice in North Carolina. She left the east coast and headed here to sunny San Diego. Shortly after her arrival in 2011, she discovered Urban Optiks Optometry and it was love at first sight. As a wearer of spectacles since her childhood and a lover of all things creative, she formed a natural attraction to unique and well-crafted eyewear. With a passion for design and a goal of providing quality patient care and products, the optical world became the perfect professional setting for her.
Kari is studying locally to obtain her degree in Interior Design. She believes that pleasing aesthetics provide individuals with a sense of comfort and well-being. Her studies in understanding the elements and principles of design aid in her expertise of frame styling. Kari is a fan of art, architecture, music, and dance. She enjoys spending her free time playing instruments, going to live shows, checking out the latest restaurants in town with friends and travelling when she can.