Kari Dickerson, Cloud Consultant Location: Idaho Kari has worked with Salesforce for 8 years including 3 as a Salesforce Administrator. She currently holds both her Salesforce Administrator and Advanced Administrator certifications. She began her working career in healthcare, where she worked in acute-care psychiatric hospitals and later skilled nursing facilities for 20 years, the last 8 as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. After a few more twists and turns in the career path that included mediation training in the elementary schools with a non-profit organization in the Seattle area and interpersonal communication training for entrepreneurs, she landed a role with University of Phoenix building relationships with local community colleges with the goal of developing transfer pathways for community college transfer students. Her passion for efficient business processes that are also highly relevant and language-appropriate to the audience led her to a role on the sales operations team for the community college initiative, and eventually as a Salesforce Administrator. Kari has her BA in Psychology from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and her M.Ed. In Recreation Management with a specialty in Therapeutic Recreation from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. When not playing with Salesforce and maximizing the platform, Kari enjoys cooking, road biking, photography and road trips with family to explore the wild beauty of the mountains and deserts of southern Idaho.