Kara has been involved in the outdoors since she was born. She started fishing at 6 months of age and hunting came shortly after. Growing up she spent her summers at their family cabin in Ely, Minnesota and exploring the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in search of monster fish. In 2011 she took a leap of faith and entered the Miss Minnesota US International pageant and won! Kara traveled the country with her platform, Think Outside: No Box Required, which is geared at getting youth back in touch with nature through fishing, hunting and outdoor sports. Landing a job in the PR department at FLW solidified her secret dream of becoming a professional angler. She currently fishes the National Walleye Tour, AIM Professional Walleye Series as well as Classic Bass and other events around the country.