Kara is from the first class of students to attend the Center, as her mother Janice Mattina created Center Montessori to provide an education for Kara and her brother, Kristopher. She attended the Center from kindergarten through 5th grade. Kara graduated from the University of Florida, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Ohio State University College of Law. She has four children. Kara loves being back at her second home.