Karen was born and raised in Seattle and took the long way to Idaho via San Diego, where she worked as an administrator at UCSD Medical School setting up medical clinics, and as a liaison in 13 California school districts, answering directly to superintendents about the needs of special education children. Once in Idaho, Karen started the first PTA in Valley County with a membership of 200.
Karen has been a real estate agent in Idaho since 1992. Her years of experience, knowledge, and passion for staying current in real estate standards has given her the expertise to assist her sellers and buyers with their investments. Negotiating the best price for her clients is foremost in her business. Karen has made educating herself a priority and has earned many professional designations including New Home Sales Professional, Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate Realtor Institute, New Construction Certified, Residential Construction Certified, Smart Home Certified, and Associate Broker. In the past, she has served as President of Central Mountain Multiple Listing Service. Currently, she is actively involved with the Kiwanis Club – Eagle, VAREP- Treasure Valley ( Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals), BCASWI (Builder Contractor Association of Southwest Idaho), SRVBCA (Snake River Valley Builder Contractor Association. In 2016 Karen won BCA Associate of the year. Karen plays an active role in the community, participating in local Chambers of Commerce, The Boise Regional Realtor Association.
Karen is a mother of 3, grandmother of ten and a great-grandmother of 2. In her spare time, Karen enjoys hiking, traveling, and trying new restaurants.