Karmel grew up in Burlington. She graduated from Alamance Community College with a degree in dental assisting and has been working as a front office woman extraordinaire for 20+ years.

Karmel has one daughter who graduated from NCSU, go Wolfpack! Karmel has boundless energy that amazes all of us. She has volunteered with The Girl Scouts of Alamance county for 10 years. If you are out and about around town, you are likely to see her at the downtown YMCA attending an exercise class or helping out at one of the many events hosted by the City of Burlington Recreation and Parks Department.