Kari is this organization’s inaugural Executive Director and has been with the Public Schools Foundation since 2015. Prior to joining the Foundation, Kari was the UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Foundation Vice-President of Major Gifts, the Executive Director at Sioux City’s LaunchPAD Children’s Museum and the Development Coordinator for the Sioux City Art Center and ArtSplash.
Originally from Orange City, IA, Kari has called Sioux City home since 1999. In her free time, Kari enjoys spending time with her family traveling, cooking, boating, and on epic paintball outings. Kari is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Sioux City Farmer’s Market and a mentor with Girlfriends of Girls Inc.
Matt joined the Public Schools Foundation as Development Director in August of 2017. Matt joins the Foundation with professional experience in public policy and non-profit development. In addition to his work with the Foundation, Matt serves on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Big Sioux River.
Matt is an alumnus of North High and his wife Elisha grew up in LeMars, Iowa. They spend free time with their dogs Charlie and Lenny, a spunky pair of Corgis.
Shelly has served as the Development Assistant for the Public Schools Foundation since September of 2016. Prior to joining the Foundation. Shelly worked in an administrative capacity for St. John Lutheran Church, LaunchPad Children’s Museum, and Boys and Girls Home.
Shelly and her husband, Jose have three children, one, a graduate of West High School and two more currently attending Sioux City Community Schools. Shelly spends her free time attending soccer games and school concerts or volunteering for various Sioux City non-profit organizations.
Catelin joined the Public Schools Foundation team in December of 2016 as the Marketing & Outreach Coordinator. In addition to her part-time position at the Foundation, she is the owner and lead photographer at Shirley Chic in Sioux City. Catelin is currently a board member for Sioux City Growth Organization (SCGO) and volunteers for Food Truck Fridays.
Catelin and her husband, Tyrel, are both graduates of Morningside College and have called Sioux City home for the past six years. In their spare time, Catelin and Tyrel enjoy visiting local restaurants, biking on the Perry Creek Trail and traveling.