Kara Bogner; card shark, bike packer, mountain adventurer, dog mom, thrift store guru, snack lover and plant enthusiast was born and raised in the metro area. She received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a minor in English Literature from Colorado State University. After graduating, Kara worked for a decade in various capacities as a social worker, experiential educator, in the justice system and on a small organic farm. She went on to obtain a Master of Social Work and Master of Criminal Justice from Arizona State University in 2018. Kara is passionate about increasing restorative practices and improving access to mental health services in the justice system.