Kari Lathrop HCM Specialist


  • Dancing since she was three — and competing at competitions in California, New York and Las Vegas. Currently still dances on a professional Hip-Hop team in San Diego.
  • Marrying her High School sweetheart of 12 years in May 2020
  • Planning to go back to school for Business Management


As a restaurant lead at Chick-Fil-A, Kari assisted in making the Temecula drive-thru the most efficient in the Inland Empire and helped open new locations in California, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Most recently, she was a Senior Customer Account Manager at AMN Healthcare for two years, where she was introduced to the world of payroll. During her tenure there she was the quarterly winner two times for satisfaction scores in excellent customer service.

Kari Lathrop


Kari adores spending time with her friends and is obsessed with anything related to Harry Potter. She and her fiancé enjoy spontaneous Disney trips and she loves to root him on at his jiu-jitsu competitions on the weekends.


  • Great multi-tasker
  • Customer service oriented
  • Quick learner
  • Effective communicator
  • Efficient


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