Meet Ting Sandpoint City Manager, Kari Daarstad Saccomanno
Stacy Reed • February 7, 2018if( has_post_thumbnail( $post_id ) ): ?>
Meet Kari Daarstad Saccomanno
Meet Kari Daarstad Saccomanno, the City Manager for Ting here in Sandpoint.
Kari will be the face of Ting Internet around town, attending community events, answering questions and sparking conversations about Ting’s crazy fast fiber. Kari will also work with local government and utilities to ensure smooth service and manage day-to-day business operations. She’s looking forward to working towards the long-term success of fiber Internet in her hometown along with the rest of Ting Team.
Home for nearly forever
Kari first moved to Sandpoint when she was 10 years old with her parents and graduated from Sandpoint High School. She has fond memories of growing up on Wrenco Loop with her family’s dogs, horses, sheep and cats.
“The family would take walks along the county road, followed by three dogs, two cats and a sheep. The sheep also learned to use the dog door. He truly thought he was a dog.”
She went on to graduate from Montana State University in Film and Television Production and also received her Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Idaho. Kari loved Sandpoint so much that she and her husband Clay, another Sandpoint native, are currently raising their own children just up the street from where she grew up on her husband’s family property
Kari meets Ting
Kari first discovered the position for City Manager on Facebook.
“Never had I thought that I would actually find, let alone accept, a job via Facebook, but I did and I am so glad I did.”
Kari says she commits herself to work that she is passionate about and she was happy that Ting met her high standards.
“I am excited to be a part of Ting and very excited for what new opportunities it can bring to my hometown.”
In the past, she’s worked in film and production and as an education consultant. She was the creator and director of the Coldwater Creek studio and even co-owned a small aviation firm. Currently, Kari is the Chair of Women Honoring Women and participates in local organizations such as Celebrate Life, Ponderay Centennial Rotary Club and 7B Women.
Get in touch
Got questions about what fiber can do for your home or business? Want to know all about Ting in Sandpoint?
Kari can’t wait to hear from you.