Karen grew up in Ohio. She holds a BS in International Studies and Economics from Miami University, attended the Ecole International de Cannes in France and later received a Masters Degree in French Literature from Arizona State University. She has traveled extensively and has been lucky enough to have lived in such wonderful countries as Luxembourg and the south of France as well as a variety of amazing cities in the US - New York, Miami, Washington DC, Breckenridge, CO, Portland, OR and Scottsdale, AZ to name a few.  
After having lived in "11 houses in 11 years,"  Karen decided to combine her life experience with her work and become a real estate broker.  Professionally licensed in AZ in 2004, she worked for a boutique brokerage in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and had a very busy and successful career in the Luxury Home Market.  In 2008, she and her family moved to Bend and Karen became dually licensed in Oregon and Arizona.  Karen has great people skills and great insights.   She is able to combine these skills with the knowledge and experience needed to provide her clients with exceptional service while making the entire process enjoyable.  
In her free time, Karen enjoys spending time with her family, her horses, and her dogs.  Her husband, John, is an international business executive/turnaround consultant.  Her daughter, Samantha, is in the Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California.  Karen is an avid "horsey girl" and loves riding her 3 beautiful dressage horses and hiking with her 2 Vizslas.   "We have lived in many places in the world and Bend is our absolute favorite town!  I am a tried and true expert when it comes to "loving where you live."