Kari Frisch is a full-time online Speech Communication Instructor at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN. She was hired in 2001 and quickly became one of the first instructors to teach online at the campus. She has been highly involved in online development ever since. She developed a peer-review process, ran the school's Center for Teaching & Learning, currently chairs the Online Instruction & Technology Committee, chairs the CLC Quality Matters Planning & Process Task Force, and is certified as a national QM reviewer. Kari also travels around the U.S a few times each year to give presentations on eLearning. She's also done some webinars on online retention. For the last 4 years she has served on the Steering Committee for Desire2Learn's International Fusion Conference. In 2009 she was awarded the Minnesota State Colleges and University Outstanding Educator Award.