Karen was born and raised in Orange County, CA. In 1998, when opportunity knocked, she packed up her belongings, and her little dog, and moved to the magnificent Northwest. She began working for The Kelly Group Real Estate in 2017. Prior to her arrival at The Kelly Group Real Estate, she worked several years in both residential and commercial construction as a Project Manager and later as a Human Resources Director. She also brings with her many years of customer service. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family hiking, camping, spending time at the coast, or simply visiting any of the many local eateries. She is very passionate about giving back to the community and volunteers at many local charities, as well as leading her son's Scout Troop.