Kara is a graduate of Cal Poly (BA in Business Administration) and Duke University (JD, and MA in public policy.) An active member of the California state bar, her “desk job” is serving as a financial planner and VP of the local family firm, Blakeslee & Blakeslee, Inc.
Kara’s passions are her two beautiful daughters, as well as conservation and the nature world. As a former employee of The Nature Conservancy and American Land Conservancy (ALC), she’s negotiated and raised acquisition funds for conservation projects including the Hearst Ranch, as well as the the Guidetti, S. Chimineas, CambriaCoast, and Irish Hills ranches. Before serving as a trustee of the Land Conservancy, Kara was a board member of ALC, including two years as board chair.