Kari McConnell, M.S.

Kari is excited to come back to her second home!  In 2016, Kari was a part of the LAC team as a Program Facilitator where her passion for the outdoors and helping others were combined, leaving her heartbroken when she had to say “goodbye” to the people and program that she loved.  Little did she know, it was not “goodbye” but “see ‘ya later”.  When the opportunity to be a part of the team again was provided, she knew it is where she is meant to be.  Kari is a graduate from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s in Recreation Administration, with an emphasis in Outdoor Leadership, and completed her Master’s in Recreation Administration, with an emphasis in Recreation Therapy.  Kari is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, who believes in the power of recreation and leisure, especially outdoor adventure, to achieve goals and enrich lives.  She is a certified Wilderness First Responder, Level II American Canoe Association Instructor, and has completed 120 hours of Yoga Fit’s Intensive Trauma-Informed Warrior Teacher Training.

When Kari isn’t working, she enjoys being a momma to her spirited daughter, engaging in yoga, exploring nature, camping, and attending live music venues. Kari loves always striving for adventure and seeking out opportunities for growth and connectedness to others.

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