Kara has been involved in the marching arts since 2005. She began her color guard career marching with the Patriots Winterguard, and continued marching with them for 10 years until her ageout of A Class in 2015. Kara has performed with the Rochester Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps (2007-2009), Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps (2010-2013), and the White Sabers Drum & Bugle Corps (2015-2019).
Kara enjoys passing along her passion for the activity to students and color guard members of all ages. She has worked with numerous organizations in the Upstate New York area included Gates Chili Colorguard, Medina Mustang Marching Band, and the White Sabers Drum & Bugle Corps. She started working with Gates Chili Colorguard organization 8 years ago as an instructor. She works with the parade and field band color guard, and is acting as the lead instructor and designer for the JV Winterguard for her 4th season this winter. Kara had the opportunity to work with the Medina Mustang Marching Band this fall. She is proud to have been part of a strong instructional staff that led the band to its NYSFBC Championship winning season. She was also on the White Sabers Colorguard staff in the summer of 2019. The White Sabers has been an important part of Kara’s life for the past 5 years and she is excited for the chance to act as the Colorguard Caption Head this season.
When she is not marching or teaching, Kara works full-time as an Interior Designer at an Architectural Firm in Rochester, NY.