Kara was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Growing up, Kara played multiple sports,but always loved water polo and swimming. When she got to high school, she joined the water polo team there, and upon graduation, Kara swam and played water polo at the University of Redlands in California. While she loved being a Bulldog and being tan year round, she missed her beautiful Lone Star State too much, so she decided to transfer to The University of Texas for her sophomore year. At UT, Kara studied kinesiology and made captain of the water polo team. Although she loved her sport, she still wanted something more. That’s when one of her old swim coaches recommended Crossfit to her. Boom — she tried it and fell in love. Kara graduated from UT with a degree in health promotion and a focus in coaching. She is currently coaching for Longhorn Aquatics as a swim/polo coach, as well as coaching at CrossFit & Fearless and loves all of it.