Karl was born and raised in Chambersburg, PA, the son of a Baptist Minister. He received his BA in communications from Calvin College and married his college sweetheart Jessie Glover in 2004. He worked 5 years in the mortgage industry and had a brief foray as the manager for Paul Robinett Candles and Renetto Canopy Chairs. He is also one of the co-founders of the Clintonville based arts organization Wild Goose Creative. Karl is happy to be a part of the team at Central Vineyard as full-time administrator.