Karen is delighted to be a part of this Learning Community.  After 17 years of homeschooling her 2 daughters, she was excited to become a part of a different kind of team!  Karen has a BS in Business Administration and Minor in English from Messiah College. Before children, she had a great time using her business learning first as Photography Coordinator in the Marketing department of Graco Children’s Products.  She then spent 3 years in a Systems Training position at Merck and Company.  Always, Karen enjoys working with people whether in teaching, creatively collaborating to produce a catalog, or stage an event.

Karen loves learning new things, both professionally and personally.  Her spare time is spent hiking in the woods, creating art, hosting very casual gatherings, or enjoying any activity that involves her husband Blaine and their family.