Kari Ripley has served as technical specialist in the music department at FLCC since 2008. She is a graduate of FLCC, earning an associate's degree in Music Recording Technology. Ripley also received a bachelor's of science degree in Cinema and Photography, film production concentration, from Ithaca College. While studying in Los Angeles, she worked on television, film, and internet productions for NBC, InStyle Magazine, HBO, and Disney. Ripley has composed music for independent short films and continues to record various projects for the college, as well as for independent local artists.