Born in Ithaca, New York Karl has spent the majority of his life in the Syracuse, NY area. Having grown up in a
musical household, it was a natural thing for Karl to take to music and drums, in particular. Both of Karl's
parents attended the Ithaca College School of Music. Karl's father Bob Sterling, was a drummer,
composer/arranger, and leader of several successful bands in the Central New York area for many years. His
mother, Helen majored in vocal studies at Ithaca College and is also a talented pianist.
Karl now works as a nuerorehabilitation specialist, educator, and advocate for people with Parkinson's disease.
In 2018, karl founded the the Parkinson’s Global Project ® - a 501c3 nonprofit corporation registered in the
state of New York and is dedicated to funding Parkinson’s research and supporting Parkinson’s associations
around the world