Karen was born in New York state and received her college degree from Trinity University in Washington D.C..
After moving to the Erie area, Karen was a teacher in Erie and has lived in Fairview for nearly 40 years. Together with her husband, they raised two children and Karen currently has three grandchildren.
Karen is past president of the Erie County Medical Society Alliance and has been active in the parent organizations for Our Lady's Christian School, Villa Maria Academy and the Fairview schools. She has also been active in several other local volunteer organizations and community fund raisers.
Karen completed a program earning her designation as an Erie Ambassador and recently earned her Accredited Buyers Representative designation with the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors.When not working, Karen enjoys travel, golf and reading.