A Seattle native, Karen has played a role in the PR and marketing of new music, public art projects, architecture and festivals for close to 30 years. A promoter, publicist, visual artist and graphic designer, she spent most of the 1980's living abroad and studied Bauhaus design and sculpture in Salzburg, Austria and Munich, Germany with British pop art pioneer Sir Eduardo Paolazzi among others.
When away from her desk, Karen enjoys creating lots of art (works on paper and with textiles) from unique, custom and special occasion clothing, costumes, jewelry and accessories to wall and window screens. The re-use and re-making of materials play an important role in her work. Along the way, Karen enjoys spending quality time with old friends and teaching her cat the finer points of human language.