Karen grew up in New York and was imbued with an east coast work ethic that has been a key to her success in every endeavor she has undertaken. Karen attended and graduated from The Juilliard School of Music, Pre-College Division while still in high school. She then earned both a B.A. and a M.S. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University and The Pennsylvania State University, respectively. Following graduate school, she worked as a research chemist synthesizing potential candidates for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis at Bayer and Novartis Pharmaceutical Companies.
Upon moving to Santa Barbara in the mid-1990s, Karen switched careers and became a licensed Realtor. She enjoys finding solutions to people's real estate needs because they are never the same. With every client comes a new opportunity to learn and grow professionally. Each client becomes a member of Karen's extended family and is treated as such, with honesty and respect.