Get to Know Me: Kari McDonald

Posted on Jul 1, 2018

Welcome to our “Get to Know Me” feature for RVC employees! Today we are going to get to know Kari McDonald.

Records Assistant


Department:  Records and Registration


Tell us a little about your job at RVC.

I help students register, drop, and withdraw from their classes, print their transcripts, and help direct them to their next steps wherever they are in the college experience.


What do you like to do for fun?

I am a print maker and I love to hand carve woodblocks and print onto paper with ink. I make wall art, greeting cards, and journals. I sell at local art shows and on Etsy:


What was your very first job?

Kids summer camp leader at “Summerama”


What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

You can only do so much


What’s the last good book you’ve read?

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery



What was the first concert you ever attended and what is the most recent concert you have attended?

Most recent concert was The Bahamas



Where is your favorite place to eat?

Olympic Tavern


Where do you like to go or what do you like to do when you have a long weekend?

I like to go “garage-saling” with my husband looking for old video games and go to the park to play Frisbee with our puppy Samus. I also like fixing up and bringing character back to our 1920s house.



What is your biggest pet peeve?

“They’re” when it should be “Their” or “There”



What might surprise people to learn about you?

My husband and I collect and play old retro video games like NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, etc. We have even traveled to Portland for one of the nation’s largest retro video game conferences. We’re such nerds!



What’s the next big thing coming up in your life that you are looking forward to?

Bigger house with a fenced yard for the pup



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