We are happy to announce our newest team member, Kara Schmid who is our new Communications Manager. Kara hails from Columbia, IL and held prior positions in public relations, advertising and marketing. Her enthusiam for our kids and our mission are sure to make her a great fit for Variety. Her degree in Public Relations is from Ball State University in Muncie, IN and she is working on her masters at SIUE in Edwardsville. A big Harry Potter fan, we just know she will spread her magic throughout Variety.