A native Floridian, Karyl has been a resident of Ft. Myers for 35 years. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern University. She has been an educator in Florida since 1966 and is a retired school administrator.
She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Ft. Myers, the Lee County Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Association, and the Panhellenic Alumnae Association. In her spare time Karyl enjoys travel, reading, bridge, boating and fishing. She and her husband, Larry, spend summers in the Western North Carolina mountains. They have two grown daughters.