Karen was born in St. Louis, and moved to Salem, Missouri at age 8. She married her high school sweetheart, and has two children and one grandson.
In 2002, Karen graduated from Metro Business College with an Associate's degree in Business Management/Information Technology. She has over 20 years experience in business and personal tax preparation and accounting.
Duties at KMST include (but are not limited to) preparing and maintaining the financial records as required by federal law for the annual audit of KMST, keeping track of the departmental finances, preparing and coordinating the paperwork for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and maintaining the station’s government grants.
Karen has acquired a large list of hobbies that include reading, sewing, online gaming, hunting and going to an occasional outdoor festival around the community.