Our Team

Kari Brinda

Executive Assistant

Kari Brinda joined Summit in 2017 to help support the practice of Advisor Vanessa Savage. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in various roles highlighting her management and operational skills.


When not in the office, Kari supports daughter, Haley, her son, Griffin, and yellow lab, Lucy.


Kari is in the running for most traveled member of Team Summit. Born and raised on the East Coast, she grew up sailing to places like the Virgin Islands and Florida Keys, as well as spending many summers in Cape Cod. And those didn’t even make the list of her favorite places traveled (but France, Italy, Maui, and the Grand Tetons/Yellowstone did)!


A graduate of both San Jose State University and the Art Center College of Design, Kari enjoys painting, photography, hiking, and spending time with her kids.

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