Karl is a native of Spokane, Washington, where he developed passions for the outdoors, aviation, and writing. He served for 20 years as a naval officer, most of which was spent in aviation, instructing, and managing operations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI) and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA). He is a writer for CareerPro Global and his work has appeared at SnowPak.com, We Are The Mighty, The Alaska Life, and Youtini. He and his wife, Karissa, live on Whidbey Island, Washington.