Karen has always had deep respect and appreciation for animals, and pets have had a special place in her life since she was a child. She has owned cats and dogs, has maintained both fresh and saltwater aquariums, and, over the years, has been co-caretaker to a variety of her children’s small furry and not-so-furry friends. Karen felt especially grateful when sharing outdoor adventures with her two dogs, Max and Haley. Most recently, she adopted two very snuggly cats, Finn and Buckets.
Karen works at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye and is a trained Marine Mammal Rescue volunteer. She is also a certified Reiki Master, artist, and soap-maker. Karen enjoys hiking, kayaking, cooking, gardening, and just about anything that involves being creative or nature.