Kari is a Holland girl born and raised only leaving for a run through Calvin College, and her first accounting job with Concrete Cutting & Breaking Company. After graduation and armed with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Kari returned to the motherland and took up a position with Dykhuis Farms. Dykhuis Farms are owned by her husband Tom's family, and Kari spent seven years there before making a change. With the entrance of her daughter Kolbe and son Grahm, Kari transitioned into a stay at home mom.
In 2008, Kari jumped back in to the workforce and has been a valued member of the Overisel team ever since. On top of the daily Overisel routine she also works with the Overisel sister store; All Precision Sharpening.
Kari's family has now grown to five thanks to the addition of her son Julius, and she spends a majority of her time with them. She has become quite the "soccer mom" maintaining the kid’s after school schedule. During the summer, the family loves to take vacation and go camping.
"I love to be with people", Kari said about working at Overisel. "That's why I came back to work; I work because it's fun,” which is not something you hear from employee's every day. When asked "What makes Overisel different?" Kari said it is "very family oriented and personal; not like the corporate world.