Big Fat Mountain's Executive Producer Kara Richardson Whitely is a plus-size adventurer who hikes mountains on her way to better health and a better world.
She is commited to telling her story -- with a mission to encourage others to be active with their bodies and in their community -- because she is one of the two-thirds of Americans who struggle with their weight. Kara has been featured in Self, Redbook and American Hiker magazines as well as several television, radio and online outlets.
Kara, who is now a content developer for Monaco Lange, a top NYC branding agency, has been a journalist for the past decade. She has written for daily newspapers, as well as Self, Every Day with Rachael Ray and Runner's World magazines.
Her book, Fat Woman on the Mountain, which is about her first Kilimanjaro hike, has inspired countless people to start moving in the direction of their dreams.