Karly is a leader passionate about helping others discover their strengths and how to cultivate those natural talents to make a positive impact. In her role as a Supervising & Staff Development Educator, she serves as a catalyst for this self-discovery for a team of Community Nutrition Instructors and helps them harness their gifts to work more effectively, efficiently, and enjoyably.
Prior to this role, she served as a Community Nutrition Instructor herself, where she spent five years teaching limited resource individuals and families how to live a healthy lifestyle while staying on a budget. This included facilitating nutrition and physical activity lessons in group classes of youth up to older adults. She also partnered with sites and organizations in her community and coached them through implementing changes to make healthy choices the easy choices for its members. This first-hand experience has afforded Karly essential insight as she now leads, coaches, and serves her teammates, developing them into the best resources they can be for their communities.
Karly is a graduate of Central Michigan University (CMU) where she earned a Bachelor of Science in dietetics. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Advancement Scholarship Program at CMU. Karly then became a Spartan and completed a Master of Public Health degree at Michigan State University.