Karisa is a graduate of Western Kentucky University as well as the Kentucky Bankers Association General Banking School. She began gaining banking experience in 1993. Karisa serves on the Board of Directors for the Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce and Crossroads Life Center and is a founding member of the BNI Chapter in Glasgow and the Barren County Networking Women. She is a Past-President of the Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce and the Glasgow Rotary Club and was active in the founding of the annual South Central Kentucky Business EXPO. Karisa resides in Glasgow, Kentucky, with her husband, David, and daughter Kailynn. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering on college sports and traveling.