Kara was born and raised in the Austin area. She graduated from UT Austin with her BSN and MSN, and from Texas Tech University with her CPNP. She enjoys teaching on the collegiate level as well. She taught in the nursing program at UT Austin for 6 years prior to working at Treehouse Pediatrics. In addition, she was a nurse at Children’s Hospital of Austin, now Dell Children’s Medical Center, for 12 years prior to joining Treehouse Pediatrics.

Kara loves being a PNP because she really enjoys interacting with patients and families. She loves educating patients and parents about health promotion and prevention, listening to concerns, and calming fears during visits.

Kara and her husband Mark have known each other since childhood. They have two daughters, Mia and Kayla. Kara enjoys playing volleyball with her daughters, watching the girls play volleyball, and spending time outdoors. Kara and her family enjoy heading to the coast whenever they can in the summer!