Kara began her career in wealth management in 2010 after spending several years as an elementary classroom teacher in Washington, DC. She graduated magna cum laude from Ball State University. As she began her career in the wealth management industry, she quickly realized that financial planning was her passion and has focused her career on this area of wealth management since day one. Helping clients navigate financial decisions and the progression from one stage of life to the next is what Kara enjoys most about her work as a planner.
Prior to joining The Matthews Snyder Group, Kara served as a Regional Financial planner for Baird where she had the opportunity to work with a broad set of clients and walk them through the comprehensive financial planning process. She holds her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation as well as the Series 7 and 66 Securities Registrations. Outside of the office, Kara enjoys running, traveling and anything related to the Chicago Cubs. Kara and her husband, Justin, live in New Albany, IN with their three children Lila, Eric and Joshua.