Kari-Anne was born into a family of gymnastics coaches, growing up around the gym. She began gymnasts at the age of 3 and competed until age 16, finishing as a level 9 gymnast. After her competitive career, Kari-Anne began coaching with her mom, and has continued that path for 23 years. Throughout her coaching tenure, Kari-Anne has attended multiple training events and continues to develop her coaching knowledge and abilities. She has coached state champions, regional and national qualifiers, and helped choreograph floor routines for several state champions.
Outside the gym, Kari-Anne earned a bachelor’s degree in Family Consumer Sciences from New Mexico State University, is a certified yoga trapeze instructor and spends most of her time in the garden or fishing on the boat.