Kari McCormick was born and raised in Arizona and is a five generation family leading back to Arizona Territorial days. Having a diverse career from working at the state legislature to an elementary school teacher and a youth pastor for 16 years. She wound up in the construction world by deciding to leave ministry and go back to utilizing her BS degree in Management from Arizona State University by helping a cost estimating, program management firm open their office in Arizona. From that point on there’s been a clear career path in the AEC industry for nearly 20 years, having the opportunity to work with a large international architecture firm, a national general contractor and most recently opening a successful western regional office for a Native American owned general contractor out of Kansas. The common career stream has always been the opportunity to work with Native American tribes throughout the US.