Karin Emond was born in Halifax, NS and grew up in Toronto, ON. She fell in love with Whistler on her first trip west as a young downhill ski racer. She moved to Vancouver to attend the University of British Columbia in 1993, where she earned a degree in Human Kinetics. Karin lived in the interior of BC, working as a tree-planter and raft-guide for a number of years before moving back to the coast to attend UBC law school in 2003. Karin completed her law degree in 2006 with a concentration in natural resource and environmental law. She attended her final semester of law school on exchange at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Karin then articled at Lawson Lundell LLP in Vancouver and was called to the BC bar in 2007. She continued on as an Associate with Lawson Lundell until February 2010 when she joined Race and Company.