Kara Ladd is a business development brand consultant and journalist in the wellness, clean beauty, and sustainable living space. Boundless by Kara is a personal brand extension of Ladd’s work where she and her contributors write about personal brand experiences, reviews and partnerships in the conscious lifestyle and wellness sector.

Ladd kickstarted her career working in the glossy magazine fashion closets of Cosmopolitan and Italian Vogue. She eventually landed in fashion consulting under sustainable fashion advocate, Julie Gilhart where she acted as Gilhart’s right hand building her consultancy from the grassroots while working with high-profile clients including Parsons, LVMH, Woolmark, CFDA and more.

Later, Ladd pivoted back into editorial on the digital side, working as Hearst Digital Media’s E-Commerce and Partnerships Editor, where she created optimized digital content for all 28 Hearst sites (from Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire to Elle Decor and Esquire) — spearheading the process from pitch to publish. Her features achieved up to 35 million page views.

On a more personal note, Ladd hails from St.Louis, Missouri, graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and currently lives in New York City, but travels often. She’s a mindful, spiritual enthusiast who loves oat milk matcha lattes, a soul-nourishing vinyasa flow and never turns down a nontoxic face mask.